Sedona: Mountain Biking
Tim and I drove out to Arizona for a cousin’s wedding this past week. On our way (okay, so it was really out of our way), we made a stop in Sedona for some mountain biking. We planned to camp in the bed of our truck the night we arrived, then head out to the trails in the morning. Very unlike California, you can drive a certain distance down any forest service road and camp…but the waist-deep snow around Flagstaff wasn’t plowed on those forest service roads, so we found a nice cozy hotel and actually got to shower after our ride. : ) We focused more on riding our bikes than taking pictures, but here are some that we did stop to snap:
This was the first time I had been biking on a “real” trail…and it wasn’t exactly meant for out-of-shape beginners (that would’ve been boring anyway!). Tim was nice enough to stop for a rest here and there to enjoy the scenery and catch our breath.
There were a couple creeks to cross, and we figured that carrying or walking our bikes across was the good way to go. : )
Our self portrait with the camera sitting on the ground on a little flat rock : )
I did a good job of avoiding the cactus, but more than once, I poked my backside on these plants that look like agave (?) when I crouched down to take a picture…so Tim thought it would be appropriate to take my picture sitting with them…?
These purple cactus looked so pretty against the red dirt and green shrubs…a great display of God’s artistic handiwork. : )
I can’t wait to get back to Sedona some day and spend even more time exploring all the different places to mountain bike with my wonderful hubby!!