Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Arizona Day 2: Sedona

Since the wedding was at the Sedona Golf Course we decided to spend the day hiking in Sedona. Sedona is located in Arizona's high desert under the towering southwestern rim of the vast Colorado Plateau. The town is as beautiful as the massive red rocks surrounding it.

Red rock county in front of "Courthouse Butte"

Nick looking at the Map the day before
 figuring out what hike to take me on.

With the wedding not until 5pm Nick and I were able to go on a short hike during the day. Nick went to NAU making him very familiar with the area.  First stop for the day was Cafe' Jose for a hearty breakfast. Some how I managed to finish my entire omelet, which was a first for me. After breakfast we made our way out to Cathedral Rock only to find out they were paving the road out to the trailhead. After debating where to go we both agreed on Devil’s BridgeDevils Bridge is a natural arch made out of sandstone. For more hikes in Sedona click here.

Me at the trial head.

The hike was pretty easy about 4 miles round trip. It was exactly what we were looking for.  The views were absolutely amazing and the pictures do not service justice. We hiked on Friday making for a not so busy trail and with it being slightly overcast we couldn't have asked for a better day.

Me sitting on top on the arch.

Nick below Devil's Bridge.

Just a cool looking tree on the way to the trailhead.

After hiking and soaking in the breath taking views Nick and I decided to hit up  the local brewery, Oak Creek Brewery, for some ice cold beers. Of course I went for the Hefweizen and Nick had the Amber. After a few beers it was time to make our way back to the hotel and get ready for the wedding.

Adam and Shasta picked a beautiful location for their wedding, The Sedona Golf Course. You can see the Red Rocks for miles. I'm sure their photographer was able to capture the atmosphere much better than Nick and I.

The beautiful bride and groom. 

Nick and I at dinner

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