THE Hike

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Yesterday we hiked West Fork Trail 108 in Sedona.  It is past Slide Rock, for those who know the area.  It is a four mile hike that crosses Oak Creek seven times…. on rocks, logs, mud patches and twigs.  Twigs were my personal favorite. Well, it’s actually 14 crossings if you count in and out.  Only one kid fell in from our group.  We did witness another kid fall in twice.  It’s not deep, just FRIGID!

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It was an absolutely beautiful day!  Sunny and breezy.  Perfect for hiking.

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There was an abandoned homestead on the way to the creek and this was their chicken coop.  Keeve thought it was a barber shop.  Not sure what’s up with that?  Oh, Larisa took all of these pictures.  I carried the sandwiches.

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The beauty God mixed together in this valley is sublime.  Red rock, green trees, blue sky, white snow…. yes, you read that correctly… SNOW.

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My niece, Whitney, came with us too.  We went with two other families, the Fooks and the Browns.  All together there were 3 moms and 11 kids ranging in age from 6 to 19?  Not sure about that last one.

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What a groovy day.  :o)

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6 Responses to “THE Hike”

  1. Michele Says:

    Linda do you have a fanny pack with you?:)

  2. rixgal Says:

    You are so observant! NO! I don’t do fanny packs. BUT, we were the inexperienced hikers in this group and didn’t bring back packs for our lunches. We did have an insulated lunchbox with the sandwiches in it. I made the strap really long and put it around my waist. NOT a fanny pack. A backside lunch box. DIFFERENT!

  3. Christy Butcher Says:

    I am having a hard time believing the water was FRIGID. Come on now.

  4. morethananelectrician Says:

    You guys sure are taking advantage of your time off!!!!

  5. Jill Says:

    It’s a fanny pack.

  6. LaVonna Says:

    I’m bummed I did not get the message earlier. Stephensons love to hike…well, RAchel and I do. :) Maybe next time.

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