Camp Verde, AZ
May 12, 2015
Yesterday, we hiked the Baldwin Loop Trail.
Baldwin headed east and dropped into the valley floor. The picture shows the only shade on the trail. We could hear running water so we knew we were near the creek.
|Do you see a face?|
As happy as I was to see, smell, hear and feel the cool water, I knew this was not the place I wanted to see. While I was photographing the iris, I heard a voice...no not the one in my head, but a real voice followed by laughter. Off I go following the creek, smooth river rocks and debris left from recent rains.
...according to one article, "...a symbol of the American Southwest and the most photographed spot in Arizona. A favorite place for artists and art classes that has been featured in more than 60 classic Hollywood films...". Another article said it was the second most photographed spot in Arizona with the Grand Canyon being first. Either way, to see it in person and take it all in is breathtaking.
This shallow creek runs along the base of Cathedral Rock. It is a popular spot for a picnic, or a swim in some of the deeper pools, or just a quiet retreat. And even though others were present, it was really quiet and serene. Sunset is the best time to visit and for sure a wide angle lens is needed (which I didn't have with me).
I could have sat there for hours, but the day was calling and we had a trail to do.
We hiked up and in between Cathedral Rock and an unnamed butte.
Until next time, happy days and...