Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday / Bell Rock, Sedona, Arizona













My friend, Sally, and I had a great afternoon hiking to Bell Rock and then climbing on it. We made it up to about 1/3 from the bottom. Big baskets of red rock marked the trail, although not everyone used the specified way. We finally decided we were high enough when we considered if we would be able to get back down! Coming down is actually far scarier than going up!! I do know that because I did it several years ago. I decided not to test my luck this time.

These pictures show the trail to Bell Rock and people on it at various levels. Look carefully because some people are partially hidden by bushes, etc. I took a picture of my friend trying to get up one of rocks (designated by the trail). We had some good laughs at this point. She also took my picture...but, I would never post that one! In the last 3 photos, I am wearing white and my friend is in the red (like there isn't enough red in Sedona!)

We got out of the area shortly before dark. The gentleman (Eric) who helps to run the small resort where we stayed, took our pictures when we got back. We had such a good time...I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Sedona, Arizona. Get out and play in the red rock!

Be sure to enlarge photos with a click on the images!

Outdoor Wednesday

9 comments:

jay said...

Oh, that does look beautiful! I would definitely go if we were in the area!

I wondered what the cage of rocks was for - very sensible! Nobody can move, or walk off with, something like that. ;)

Lindz said...

first picture does look like a bell i guess that's why it's called Bell Rock... I definitely would lvoe to go there someday, and thanks for sharing your pic at least it gives me an idea how beautiful where your area is..

Hootin' Anni said...

I knew right where you were with the first photo...LOL...I lived in Arizona for nearly 10 years!!

Gorgeous photos....looks like a lot of fun was had too.


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storyteller said...

I do love seeing the southwest through your beautiful photos ... the next best thing to being there myself ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
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Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This makes me want to visit this gorgeous place...great photos!!!

daylily777 said...

A most beautiful place ,thanks for sharing . Your pics are great!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Mary said...

What w wonderful adventure. That is such beautiful country. I'm glad you enjoyed the day and had a friend to share it with. I hope you are having a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

eileeninmd said...

I love those red rocks of Arizona. Great photos and it looks like you two had a fun day.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Beautiful scenery-all the red rocks. I bet you had a wonderful time hiking. What a view!
vickie