Sedona, AZ

Good Vibrations

One week in Sedona. From “The Peace” in La Paz, to a sacred site with brilliant red rock formations and hundreds of hiking trails – we tried a couple. We searched out vortexes (specific sites of concentrated energy that have an inspirational effect for some people). I was simply inspired by walking up the rocky trails, but I learned that once I start a trail…I must finish. Steve, on the other hand…is able to take a more leisurely approach. We both loved Sedona!

Formations and Vortexes

From uptown Sedona, West Sedona, or the neighborhoods, you are surrounded by formations with names – that you may remember.

Cathedral Rock Vortex

Airport Vortex at Sunset

Airport Loop Hike – A Rim Trail

Doe Mountain Hike

This trail abruptly ends on a mesa – with 1000 foot drops off the edge.

The fabulous view from the mesa. This is why I cannot stop once I set foot on a trail!

Slide Rock State Park

This was the site of a wildfire on May 20, 2014. The Slide Fire spread across 21,227 acres in Oak Creek Canyon over nine days at a cost of $9,300,000.

Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park – Built 2004

A stupa is a sacred place for prayer, meditation, healing, and peace.

How to use a stupa: Circumambulate a stupa, walking in a clockwise direction, at least three times, while reciting a mantra or making heartfelt prayers for the benefit of loved ones, the state of the world, or all sentient beings. Or sit in front of a stupa and generate good thoughts, compassion and loving kindness.

View from the Peace Park. A nice place to mediate or just count blessings.

Recommendations

  • We stayed at a great Air BnB “Immaculate 1Br Near Uptown Shops”. In searching Air Bnb/ Sedona, any of the residences hosted by Greg and Tess will be top notch.
  • Restaurants abound – too many to recommend.
  • May is a good time to go.
  • Arizona wine is good. Yavapai College teaches wine making within their culinary program.
  • There are wine tasting opportunities in Jerome, which is a great drive.

7 thoughts on “Sedona, AZ

  1. So fun revisiting this. I am reminded how much I love those steps near the end of Doe Mountain trail! It’s got me over the moon about my upcoming April trip there! And the Stupa – I must do that. Thank you for sharing and resharing xo

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    1. I would really like to go back, too – before I cannot climb anymore!

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  2. Any UFO sightings while in Sedona?

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  3. Marlene, Marian and I are following your travels. Thank you for sharing your adventures. Janet and Marian

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    1. Hi and thanks!!!! You are on my mind!

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  4. Superb photos and description of Sedona! Makes me want to go back and spend more time.

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  5. Such beautiful country.

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