|Thanks to a cancellation we got site #77, with excellent site separation and a gorgeous setting.|
Oak Creek is just behind the berm in back of our rig.
But before our San Diego friends arrived we planned a big hike with RVing friends who happened to be staying in the area. Steve and Mona Liza and Howard and Lauren joined us for a repeat of a hike Hans and I had done (twice) in 2014: The Best Hangover Ever!
This eight mile lollipop loop took us into the red rocks and along the mountain biking double black diamond Hangover Trail. We saw some crazy folks riding this trail and were very happy to be traveling it on our feet...there are numerous steep drop offs and traverses across nearly vertical slick rock plus lots of rock steps that any normal person would have to hike their bike through. :-)
|Lauren, Howard, Steve, Mona Liza and Hans.|
|Traversing the Cow Pies.|
|Mona Liza approaches the gap between red cliffs that we will pass over.|
|At the gap we get a tremendous view into the red rock country immediately North of Sedona.|
|We stopped for lunch at the gap and got to watch a couple of mountain bikers as they came over the top and headed for the narrow shelf of the Hangover Trail.|
|You can just barely see the bikers below the rim.|
The trail continues through the shelf of trees ahead of them.
|The Hangover Trail is not for the acrophobe!|
|Hanging out on the Hangover!|
|A look back at the gap, we've walked through the band of trees in the shade.|
|As we head west Sedona comes into view surrounded by its amazing red rock landscape.|
|Now comes the steep drop...it's hard to imagine anyone RIDING this!|
|One more shelf to walk, with amazing views, before another steep drop.|
|Down, down, down, with a little butt scooting.|
|A fine view of Midgely Bridge.|
Another terrific day on the trail in one of our very favorite places with friends...Life is Good!