We hiked for just over 3 hours and saw some incredible red rock cliffs and gorgeous fall foliage. It was October 30, but the foliage was at its peak in Arizona!
I tell you, there was something about that warm sunshine and dry mountain air that just energized us. Even though we'd already run before breakfast and hiked all morning, we weren't ready to quit just yet! We wanted to hike some more, so we drove to the Cathedral Rock trailhead. Cathedral Rock is sort of the quintessential symbol of Sedona, with its beautiful rock spires and deep amber hue. This was an incredibly challenging hike - it's 1.5 miles up and back, with a steep 600-foot elevation change. There were many times when I thought, I can't do it, I can't do it, it's too hard, I have to stop....but something compelled me to keep going. Let me just tell you - reaching the top of that trailhead is one of the defining moments of my life. The overwhelming rush of emotions I felt was like nothing I'd ever felt before in my life!
After a day full of running and hiking, we had worked up huge appetites. And I had an appetite for one thing, and one thing only...
Yup, another Rawsome Raw Platter. Back to D'Lish! My hubby ate a ginormous burrito and had a cookie for dessert. That's how we roll...play hard, eat hard!!
Tomorrow: Part 3, the Awesome Arizona wrap-up