Father’s Day, 2012, in Sedona

I went to Sedona today, on a whim.  In 1983, Penny and I climbed a mountain called Wilson Mountain.  It is about 1.7 miles northeast of Sedona proper, just across a span called Midgely Bridge.

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This being Father’s  Day in Sedona, of course I parked by the side of the road.

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The majestic red rocks of Sedona speak for themselves.  I will not interrupt.

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Wilson Mountain trail itself wends away from the red rocks and is a sun-drenched, rugged high desert mountain hike.  For this reason, as I had started late, due to a morning some commitment, I stopped at the saddle and leave the crest for another time.  I did this with some nudging from the angel on my shoulder.  She indicated she would not be happy with me if I over-stressed myself.  That would have made two of us.

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Still, it was a fine 5.4 mile round trip, and took me through some amazing country.

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Above, one can view Oak Creek Canyon from the trail.

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This rock formation lies midway up South Wilson Mountain

The flowering agave, below, is the tallest I’ve seen.

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Here is what remains for me to explore here, on a slightly cooler day, maybe in early November.

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After retracing my steps down Wilson Mountain trail, I looked down a bit at the coolness of Oak Creek and its canyon.

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While I waited my turn to view Oak Creek at the overlook,   a family from the Caribbean made a short video.  As a token of gratitude for my waiting, the father of the family took this:

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This was a fine Father’s Day, topped off with a Tuscan Tuna Salad and Mango Frappe at this fine establishment:

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Canyon Breeze’s back patio gives a lovely view of  the red rocks, while one savours its delicacies.

Hope all my fatherly readers had a great day.

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