Other than a few days of rain and sleet and snow (see video at the end of the post), this past week has provided gorgeous weather, perfect for (more) hiking. So we hiked the Huckaby, Margs Draw, Broken Arrow, and Brins Mesa trails….each becoming our favorite at the time.
The Huckaby Trail (I mistakenly called it the Oak Creek Trail in the last post) is the trail on which we lost our way last week. We were determined to figure out where we went wrong, and to make it to Oak Creek and the Midgley Bridge at the end of the hike. Here is where we screwed up the first time:
Huckaby is a great trail that winds around the mountain cliffs in Uptown Sedona, through a couple of canyons, and finally along Oak Creek.
The Margs Draw trail is accessible from a short side trail that starts practically next door to our home, so last Monday we took a good 6 mile hike by combining the Margs Draw and Broken Arrow Trails. I actually ran along part of the Margs Draw Trail on my Saturday morning run. Never again. It is a fun walk but way to rocky, hilly, and distracting (fantastic views) for an old man run!
Today we hiked Brins Mesa, which is a 3 mile (one way) hike up the mountain to some of the best views we have experienced since our arrival.
Exhausted after the long climb, we stopped by the local Starbucks for Skinny Peppermint Mochas..
Besides all the incredible hiking, we managed to get in a movie (Bridge of Spies…excellent), found a good restaurant for Udon, stumbled upon some of the local wildlife…
and enjoyed watching several Warriors victories!!! Just one more week left in Sedona…..I suspect we will be doing more of the same!!