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Sedona

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedona,_Arizona

Quoted from wikipedia:

Sedona (pronounced /sɨˈdoʊnə/) is a city that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 11,220.[2]

Sedona's main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Sedona is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (18771950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.[3]

 

http://gosw.about.com/od/southwestmiscellaneous/a/Algodones.htm

We arrived in Sedona at about 5 PM and it was getting dark.We managed to get a couple of sites. We spent two days in the town and saw some beautiful sites

Our campground

Looking out from Star Bucks. We had to stop and get a coffee before heading out on our daytrip.

We paid $29 to get a map and a GPS for the day. This special GPS had points of interest, the routes, videos and audio lessons with descriptions of the POI

Well worth the money if you want to see the area and take your own vehicle to see the sites. You rent these devices from the local Chamber of Commerce

Deadmans Pass

We walked for approx 2hrs along this path checking  out the sites. Next time we won't walk quite that far without a cell phone, water,food or a Star Bucks coffee. It was warm!!!

You can join a the Pink Jeep tour or do what we did and take your own vehicle

http://www.pinkjeep.com/jeep-tours/sedona/

The Smart Car did pretty good on this road. It was definitely meant for 4 X 4's. We took it slow.

Palatki Ruins

http://www.dreamsedona.com/palatki-ruins.html

http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/palatki-ruins.shtml

Palatki and its sister site, Honanki were the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock country between A.D.1150 - 1300.  They were first described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, famous turn-of-the century archaeologist from the Smithsonian Institution, who gave them the Hopi names of Honanki (Bear House) and Palatki (Red House). The Hopi, however, have no specific names for these sites.

Palatki Falls

When it rains the water comes over top of these rocks behind me and forms large waterfalls. This was one of the sources of water for the people that used to live here.

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