One is a Wanderer

Two is company, four is a party, three’s a crowd. One is a wanderer – James Thurber

I returned to Sedona last Monday on the guise of celebrating my eighth wedding anniversary. Unbeknownst to my husband, my true intentions were to explore the trails the next morning.


First on the agenda was a five-mile hike on Courthouse Loop in search of Spaceship Rock. The grandson and I attempted this trail in August, but turned back due to monsoon-like humidity. This one’s for you Tyler!


After mile one, the trail enters the remote Munds Mountain Wilderness.  I passed only one other hiker, and was quite content with the silence and lack of tourists.


After the hike, the hubby and I set out to visit the beautiful, Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to visit, everyone is welcome to experience this sacred place.


We ended our evening with this stunning sunset from our hotel window.  Sedona’s beauty has me questioning my move.  I’m blessed to be only 3 hours away.


My name is (what?)………..getting in one last hike Wednesday morning on the Slim Shady trail. Destination, Cathedral Rock! Sedona is a hiker’s haven, teeming with trails of all levels.


After reaching the junction of the Hermit and Templeton trail, I turned back in order to meet the hotel check out time. After passing under the tunnel, I was surprised by a Javelina. Sorry, there’s no photo – I was too busy running.


I can’t wait to go back. This one is a wanderer – absolutely. Until next time. Sandra


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