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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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