1500 Hike Celebration

It’s been about 4 years since I reached 1000 hikes. Since then, there have been no celebrations. I knew it was my 1500th hike, and I knew that we would celebrate, but I was not aware of the extent. Janie made brownies, so I was sure we would have a little time after the hike.

After the hike, everybody quickly left. I guessed that everybody had their own things to do, and wouldn’t hang around to eat the brownies. Of course I thought that this would mean more brownies for me.

Janie told me we should go to the park, so I knew then that everybody from the hike would be there. The park is always a good celebration spot. Little did I know that a LOT more people were going to be there also. Here’s some pictures of the celebration.

I guess everybody had sent in pictures to use on a giant collage. I collected all of the pictures, and Janie gave me more that she received, and I added them to this gallery. I hope you have as much fun looking at them as I do.

Abu went WAY out of his way to have a plaque made. It’s really cool. I hope everybody gets one of these someday because it’s a great thing to hang on the wall.

Lots of people wanted to thank me for doing what I do for the group. I just do what I can to help make our group fun and enjoy the company of people who love the same things as I do. So I think the gratitude is going the wrong way. It is I who owe everybody my gratitude for coming out and joining the celebration.


The Search for Secret Caves in Sedona

After having visited Sedona many times, we have found some of the caves that are popular. But there are other, secret caves, that are so secret people in Sedona refuse to give the information on them. So we’ve been going online and doing our best to research some of these caves.

The featured picture above is from the Birthing Cave. The picture below if the Soldier’s Arch. There are more, but I don’t have pictures of my own to share. When we find the caves, I’ll post pictures. If possible, I’ll post a map with a GPX track.

Halloween in Sedona

Looking Out of the Arch Cave

We had a lot of fun in Sedona and there’s so much more to see. So we’re heading back in late October. We’re hoping to go to Jerome for Halloween because they have a festival there.

Last Chance to Have Red Rock to Ourselves

Relaxing at the pond at Red Cap

The Calico Hills of Red Rock, NCA have been very quiet since the officials there have blocked access. We have enjoyed going to the rocks and scrambling while nobody else was there. But those days are about to end. Red Rock will re-open on Monday, June 1, 2020.

May 31, 2020 is going to be our last chance to have Red Rock to ourselves. Enjoy!