Tuesday, 7 September 2010

27 August 2010, Red Rock State Park

Another lovely sunny day and we took a drive to Red Rock State Park on the outskirts of Sedona.

The park has several trails of varying lengths and difficulty and we headed for the Eagle Nest Trail.

The trail starts out from the visitor centre and heads down through the trees before crossing Oak Creek

and joining the Kisva Trail. From there the only way is up!

There are some fabulous views of Cathedral Rock, although I have to say it looked nothing like a cathedral to us. Maybe at another angle? Who knows?

and lots of the red rocks around Sedona as well as views of the House of Apache Fires.

House of Apache Fires was built in 1947 by Jack and Helen Frye who owned the Smoki Trail Ranch 286 acres of which is now Red Rock State Park. Jack Frye was the President of TWA Airlines during WWII. The name originated because while the house was being built the fires of the Yavapai Apache workers could be seen in the valley below. The house is currently in need of repair and so is not open to the public.

Our trail ended as we re-crossed Oak Creek at Black Hawk Crossing and headed back to the truck.

Nasty black clouds loomed on the horizon, but we missed the storms unlike Flagstaff that suffered a severe thunderstorm and a deluge of rain.

Have fun, we are!

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