Camp Verde, AZ
March 31, 2016
Monday, we arrived at Distant Drums in Camp Verde to gusty winds and cold temperatures which did not let up for 3 days.
Even so, Gary's Mobile Power Wash did a great job washing and waxing Belle on Tuesday.
The pull-in sites here are the best.
We have a nice view from through the front window to enjoy.
Our first stop was at the Red Rock Ranger District VC for hiking maps.
Then an unexpected stop in traffic just outside of Sedona as a javelina made its way across the 4 lane going into Sedona.
Finally, a good hiking day dawned Thursday. Joe and I decided on the Hiline Trail located between the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona.
Parking for the Hiline is at Yavapai Point. There are several trailheads here. We started out on the Yavapai Vista Trail and connected to Hiline.
Combined this gave us 6 miles of glorious outdoor fun with magnificent views.
The trail is narrow with a steady climb and lots of curves. It has a moderate rating.
We saw really big things...
|You can barely see Hwy 179 in the middle of the picture.|
|Rabbit Ears, Courthouse Butte, and Bel Rock all in the same picture.|
|Hedgehog Cactus in bloom|
Hiline is lined with gnarly juniper trees with blue berries...
twisty, cinnamon colored manzanita bushes...
creamy colored wild rose...
and lots of rock gardens.
A great hike for sure and one we will look forward to doing again someday. Until next time, happy days and