Posts Tagged ‘vortex hikes’

Cathedral Rock

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I have nothing really clever. My hike suggestion is Pass Mountain (or Fish Rock Pass if you want a little adventure, both from the same trailhead in Apache Junction.

And now…

Behind the Hike: Cathedral Rock

 

Featured in Five Star Trails – Flagstaff and Sedona

 

Hike 1

DATE: 8/23/10

COMPANIONS: none

START TIME: 5p

END TIME: 6:45p

ACTUAL MILES: 1.57

 

 

Hike 2

DATE: 9/10/0

COMPANIONS: Ben

START TIME:1p

END TIME: 4p

ACTUAL MILES: 4.3

 

I spent a month in Sedona in relation to my day job, and got one hike in. One. This one. And I couldn’t really use it – I had to come back.

(I have written about this earlier).

 

The first hike started from the near trailhead and went right up the rock – the easy hike that tourists do in sandals. Nothing wrong with the experience, I had a good chat with a  Forest Service volunteer, but it wasn’t enough.

 

The second hike, with Ben, came in from the north along Baldwin Trail, and simply adding that short section doubled the quality of the experience.

 

You need a Red Rock pass for either approach.

 

Ben and I met a local woman on that hike who was very helpful in explaining vortex phenomena, and described herself as a film-maker. I wrote her contact info in my little notebook that I have since lost. If she’s reading this, [how to contact]

 

The extra mileage on the second trip came from Ben and I following a spur trail along the creek towards Moon’s Crossing – not part of the hike.

 

Easiest of the Must Do Before You Die Sedona hikes. Also, a vortex site.

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