Friday, October 24, 2014
Its that time of year again,
when goblins & ghouls appear and dance in the imagination of the kids.
Here at the Blue Rock Ranch, you don't have to conjure up scary stuff.
It can be found right along the trails.
Let's take a look!
Wise old owl
Perhaps even a wispy ghost or two!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
A pretty fall day, good friends & some free time equals a road trip with the girls.
The perfect place to go in the fall, Turkey Run.
The trails may be rugged & strenuous,
but nothing scares these old broads!
Whether we take the high trail
Or the low trail
No matter if our shoes got wet
Or we stayed high & dry,
We kept going,
And never stopped,
Well ok, maybe once.
We came & we conquered the infamous Turkey Run trail 3!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Last stop is the Phoenix area before we head home. I love the Supertition Mountains, so we had to take one last hike there.
We chose the Heiroglyphic Trail.
The hike was uphill to an area where tiny waterfalls flowed & small pools of water collected in the rocks.
It must have been a significant spot in ancient times.
There were numerous petroglyphs etched into the rocks.
There was also a small cave. I explored it and found a grass & weed nest, probably a rodent's cache for the winter.
The only wildlife we saw was this quail that ran in front of us.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
We are staying a few days in Sedona, one of my favorite places.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Today we left Winslow and drove to Walnut Canyon National Monument.
800 years ago, native people called Sinagua, created dwellings in the cliff walls sheltered by overhanging rock shelves.
Their homes lined the sides of the 370 feet tall canyon.
After 180 steps down, we walked along a trail that hugged the side of the canyon.
It was a walk back in time.
Then we drove south to the red rocks of Sedona, stopping for this deer on our way.
Another hike with lots of steps which led to...
(I was too scared to walk out on the bridge, but got a photo of Rick checking out the view!)