Camp Verde, AZ
May 11, 2014
Canyons just have a way of drawing a person in...and spring in Sedona has been the perfect time to find ourselves captivated by these wondrous deep gorges.
I instantly become absorbed with all the beauty these wonders of nature provide. Surrounded by massive red rock walls, the light and airy young leaves blowing in the breeze, birds singing and pops of color from wildflowers saying, "Look at me!". It is a photographers paradise...
Fay Canyon is an easy 2.5 mile in and out hike. At the end of the maintained trail there is a "rock slide" you can scramble. The top of the slide gave us a great view of the canyon and miles beyond...a very nice spot for a snack and water break.
Boynton Canyon is one of those "can we do it again hikes".
Its a 6.4 mile in and out trail that has it all...rock formations, lush forest, and thick manzanita lined trail. Only disappointment was the noise from the Enchantment Resort at the beginning of the hike.
|No blue skies today!|
I have admired the lupine on most of our hikes here, but never really took time to notice the leaves.
Birds were singing...it was very hard to find them though!
|"Berries for lunch anyone?" Can't id this little gem :( .|
And we spotted a spotted towhee...
What a show...dry leaves were flying as this beauty was scratching for food.
And what an acrobat...
|I couldn't find his name either...I have got to get a bird identification guide so I don't use our internet time searching.|
Today begins our last week here. My how the past few weeks have flown by!
Until next time, take care and
Up next...Pearl has been busy too!