Checking Out the Red Rocks
After checking out some things in the Scottsdale / Tempe / Phoenix area, I made my way north to beautiful Sedona to see the famous red rocks. It had been far too long since I got in a good hike, so this was just what the doctor ordered. Most of the trails were pretty heavily marked as well, so I only had to off-road it a few times for better views.
The lengthy wooden bridge dropping you off into Red Rock State Park.
Some delectable rock formations off in the distance; I would have loved to have made my way over and up them!
A nice view from the top of one of a few summits; two things to consider though: I would advise against white shoes and I would consider hiking in something other than running shoes.
A quick shot of me somewhat smiley right before a neck-tied bear decided to snag my bag lunch =(
A view from the tippy top of everything; I actually had to do a bit of free climbing to get to this point, but it was def. worth it with the panoramic view. Overall, the place was an absolute gem and I really only saw a handful of people during my many hours there.