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  1. #1
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    TR: Sedona Thanksgiving

    Sedona Thanksgiving

    Traveling on baby time(3 month old) the 7 hour drive turned into 10. So got into town later than had hoped, but still got a short ride in on the Big Park loops located near the hotel. https://www.strava.com/activities/440049845

    Good to be on red dirt:


    Epic sunset:


    Then it got really dark, good thing I packed the light:


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    Day 1. Andy was only riding one day, so we planned the Highline-Hogs Loop. https://www.strava.com/activities/440050583

    Highline:


    Dropping down to Templeton:


    Forgot how fun Templeton is, but also forgot about the up:


    On the way to the Hogs area:


    Pigtail has some fun berms and jumps:


    Llama back to Bell bypass to the hotel has some nice views:


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    Day 2. Solo riding a West Sedona loop that included some stuff I had done in the past and a few new to me trails. https://www.strava.com/activities/440535162

    View from highpoint prior to dropping down to Girdner:


    Girdner had some bad reviews, but seemed nice to me, maybe due to some recent reroutes.


    Chuckwagon:


    Mescal:


    Canyon of fools is really fun and has some cool features, including a ditch:


    The Cockscomb from Western civilization:


    Last Frontier is really fun, starts out in a wash:


    Then up on the canyon wall:


    Up Drano(with a long pause to contemplate doing L-n-A) and back to the truck:


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    Day 3. Did 3 hikes with wife and child. I wanted to check out some of the stuff in Wilderness.

    Devils Bridge:


    Fay Arch:


    Sunset on Doe Mountain:


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    Day 4. Wanted to get a ride in prior to the drive home. Ended up doing some loops and out-back on trails in the Soldier Wash trails. Was thinking Hangover, but it was 32 degrees in the morning and I figured S.W. would be warmer and less risky solo riding, plus I had only been on one of the Soldier Wash trails in the past. https://www.strava.com/activities/441817620

    View from the start on Adobe Jack did not disappoint:


    Near the Soldier's Pass Trailhead:


    A big sinkhole, the large block fell in the 1980's:


    7 pools:


    Pano from Ant Hill:


    Fast fun trails and some bonus cool geology. Crusty was a rather challenging uphill back to the truck, but nice change from all the flow .

    On the road by noon and the managed to coordinate baby stops with gas/food, so did the drive home in 8 hours.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
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    Nice TR! Maybe just the push I need to organize a mid-winter trip over there. Been there with an infant myself (missus and I stayed in the apartment above Bike&Bean) and the drive is a lot easier now. Thx!

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