a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sedona

A/Z Theme - Sights and Sites of Arizona

S - Sedona

Sedona is a city in the northern part of Arizona known for its red rocks.  It is a very popular tourist place to go, offering scenic views, places to hike, shopping, and of course an abundance of restaurants.

I thought Sedona might have been named for a Native American tribe, but actually Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly (1877-1950), the wife of Thedore Carlton Schnebly, the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. 

Leaving you with some beautiful pictures from our adventure there.













Since Sedona is known for hiking, my question today, do you like to hike?

Personally, I'm not much of a hiker myself (mainly because I'm afraid I'll see a snake).

48 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

I am not much of a hiker. Richard and I did some hiking in Colorado when we spent vacations there. But we took lots of rest stops. I just don't have the stamina. Especially with the higher altitudes. I didn't worry about snakes but I did always wonder if we would run across a dead body! Sedona is beautiful. I would love to visit!

Bijoux said...

You know I love Sedona. I never knew it was named after someone...what a pretty first name!

I love to hike and go whenever I can. Unfortunately, I have run into a few snakes along the way, even in my own neighborhood. Yuck!

TARYTERRE said...

Those rock outcroppings are spectacular. I love the name Sedona. Interesting history.PS) I do not like snakes either.

Cynthia said...

The pictures are quite eye-catching and Sedona Arabella is a pretty sounding name.

Michelle Wallace said...

The red rocks are majestic!
Hiking? No, I'm not a hiker. At one stage of my life, I enjoyed walking...of course that changed once I learned how to drive.

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shortybear said...

amazing pictures

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I've never been a hiker - I used to like to walk when I was a teenager, but I just can't do it any more. We used to walk all over Exmoor and around there when we holidayed in Somerset when I was younger.
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Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Interesting to learn that Sedona wasn't named for a Native American tribe. Also, fabulous photography.
I used to do a lot of hiking around the area of the Ko'olau Mountains on O'ahu. Now my hiking is mainly between the grocery story and home.

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lyndagrace said...

Two lovely tributes to a beautiful place. First is your wonderful photos, capturing the beauty of Sedona and the second tribute the citizens paid to the most hospitable and industrious Sedona.

So, funny, we have a hiking club in our community that I would like to participate in. The reason I don't, I'm afraid I'll see a snake. Absolutely true.

Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor said...

I love to go hiking, but I'm a slow hiker, especially when it comes to climbing uphill. Sedona looks like a lovely place to go for a hike among all of those red rocks.

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joeh said...

Spectacular views!

jack69 said...

We have about aged out of hiking but we did do 1850 miles on the AT. (smile)
heading to the Dr. for the Cochlear turn on!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a beautiful place. I used to be a hiker...but not so much these days. It is wonderful to get out in nature and see it up close and personal. Thankfully I never came across a snake in any of my hikes.

Karen R said...

Beautiful photos! My late mother loved Sedona and it's a place I greatly hope to take my husband someday. Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

Can't do much walking any more. Never was a hiker though. Afraid you'll see a snake? Seeing one won't hurt you and they are generally more afraid of you than you are of them.

Wendy said...

During our week in Sedona, we planned to hike more, but it was too darn hot. We did the Bell Rock hike and that was enough. We enjoyed the Pink Jeep tour, a hot air balloon ride, tours of Montezuma and Tuzigoot, and of course, our day trip to the Grand Canyon and Painted Desert.

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome shots. Sure looks like an amazing spot. Meh to hiking, I walk the dogs though, that count? lol

Thea O'Brian said...

One of my siblings lives in Utah. I see in her pictures those rocks as well. Thank you for the scenic pictures as always.
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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I do like hiking. The red rocks are so beautiful but I hate the red dust.

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Lynn Proctor said...

I'm not a hiker either- beautiful place- I would have thought the name was native America too

Lynn Proctor said...

I'm not a hiker either- beautiful place- I would have thought the name was native America too

Kathleen Valentine said...

Isn't Sedona also known for having a lot metaphysical practitioners? I remember someone referring to it as the Salem on the Southwest.

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Liz A. said...

So, you did finally make it to Sedona.

I like to hike in the cool. Not when it's top hot. Beautiful spot. And very big with the New Age crowd. I'd love to go someday.

Sarah Allan said...

Gorgeous pictures! I'd love to take a trip out there. I thought it was named for a tribe, too. Learn something new each day!

T. A. Miles said...

I love to hike! And that place is gorgeous. I'd be there all day and then some, exploring. :)

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Maria Zannini said...

We love Sedona and hope to go back someday. I was especially wowed by the energy vortices in several locations.

I thought it was a hoax, but man you can really feel them when you enter into the vortex.

Chatty Crone said...

I have never been there - it looks so beautiful there - I have always wanted to go and see that. You sure do have a lot out there?

Joy said...

I like hikes but do not like finding snakes and other creepy crawly things :P


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Jerralea said...

I like to hike -- as long as it's not too hot. :)

Your photos are spectacular!

Love the name Sedona, and I like the fact that a hard-working woman was honored.

Kathryn McKendry said...

I love hiking! But I'm afraid of snakes too and though I've never seen one yet, I'm sure they're more common in Arizona!

The pictures are beautiful, I hope to get there some day.

Donna McDine said...

What a coincidence, we were just talking about Sedona at work today and how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing the spectacular photos!

SweetMarie said...

beautiful photos. I'm not a hiker, especially with my bad back and neck. :( I'm scared of snakes as well!!

Ruth said...

Very pretty. I like to hike. My knees might say differently though.

Mevely317 said...

These days, I'm proud to 'hike' to the mailbox and back! (lol)
Maybe more so than the Grand Canyon, I think everyone should see Sedona once in his/her life.

Your image of the cross is wonderful.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a gorgeous area! I would love to explore it. I love to hike but I live in an area where we don't really have to worry about snakes; at least not poisonous ones. So maybe I'd feel differently there?!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm not sure if my family ever went to Sedona, I would have been really young if we did. I enjoy hiking, but I can't do much in Oklahoma, except maybe in early spring or a warm winter day, because of the ticks and snakes, too.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I don't mind hiking short hikes...with my stick in hand. On my bucket list to visit one day is Arizona...definitely the Grand Canyon.

Sunni said...

I hike sometimes, usually in the desert behind my house. But there's a state park that is only two miles away with lots of trails and gorgeous scenery. Sometimes my husband takes the camera there and we hike around for good scenery shots. We have the same red rocks here as they have in Sedona.

Also Zion Nat'l Park is about forty-five minutes away and the Grand Canyon about an hour and a half.

My neighbor hikes all the time and is a hiking guide for two of the spas here.

I've seen very few snakes since I've been here, but I'm always on the lookout if I'm in the desert.

Veronica Lee said...

I enjoyed hiking when I was younger. I hate outdoor activities these days because of the scorching heat. Gorgeous photos, Betty.

Denise said...

I've been to Sedona a few times and love it, but I have never hiked there. I do enjoy hiking but end-stage arthritis in one foot has limited what I can do.

Linda Ann Nickerson said...

I've been to Utah, but not Arizona. Your photos make me want to go!

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josna said...

I love Sedona. First went there camping in Oak Creek Canyon back in 1972. It wasn't very touristy then, a one-horse town with a saloon that we hit in the afternoon when the desert got way too hot. Beautiful photos, beautiful place.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is pretty awesome that Sedona is named after the postmasters wife. She must have been an amazing woman! Your pictures are so beautiful. What a great place to visit. I loved hiking but can't do much of it anymore unless I am on flat ground!!!!

Carol Z said...

I love Sedona and really enjoyed your pictures. I'm not much of a hiker, though that is a beautiful area in which to hike. Happy A to Z!

Kat said...

Beautiful!

I would love to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon someday. :)

Intense Guy said...

Beautiful spot!!! I'm glad your GPS finally found it!

Ipsita Banerjee said...

I love Sedona and can go back there again and again. Also love that first pic of the Grand Canyon. The last time we were in the region we had to cancel Sedona due to forest fires .. that was in 2014! Lovely blog. Visiting from the A2Z Challenge.

Pamela Lazos said...

Sedona is one of my favorite places in the country!