After months of planning and waiting, we finally made it to Sedona for what we thought was going to be a “post pandemic” trip. As it turns out, the virus is still affecting everything. But, as usual, we made the best of it.
In prior trips to Sedona, we realized that parking might be a problem. However, we thought that Friday, October 30, 2020, was going to be different because it was not a holiday in AZ. Not true. We arrived and struggled to find the last 2 parking spaces for the Devil’s Bridge hike. When we left, the cars were parked along Dry Creek Rd. in both directions. We did 2 other hikes that day and struggled to find parking in both of the trail heads due to crowds.
We had been looking forward to Halloween in Jerome, AZ. The rumor was that Halloween celebrations there are fun. The setting was perfect. Jerome is a “ghost” town. It was a Saturday night and the moon was full. But every business in town closed early and by 7pm we were ready to leave because there was nothing happening. Our only guess is that the town decided that they were scared of the virus more than they needed tourism dollars. What a disappointment.
We had a lot of fun on hikes on this trip and can’t wait to get back to explore more of the trails in Sedona. Check out the Sedona Gallery for some new pictures.