Kendrick Mountain is part of the San Francisco Peaks, a volcanic field north of Sedona, Arizona. Three maintained trails managed by the Kaibab National Forest, the Kendrick Mountain Trail, Pumpkin Trail, and Bull Basin Trail, lead hikers to the top of Kendrick Mountain and a fire lookout tower which is open during summer months.
Travels With Ernie
Adventures Off-the-Beaten-Path Across Sedona and Northern Arizona.
Follow Ernie to places that you didn't know existed, but would like to know more about.
Verde Valley, Emerald in the Desert by Victoria (Vicky) Oldham.
Route 64 to the Grand Canyon South Rim is an easy, scenic, and fun drive from Sedona. As a bonus, along the 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive, visitors can stop and enjoy some time in beautiful, fun downtown Williams, an historic town located along the old Route 66 made famous by fast cars and movie stars! This rainbow appeared along Route 64 the last day of September.
Representative Paul Gosar's Misguided and Misleading Opposition to the Proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument
Special interests consisting of private companies and members of the Arizona legislature are opposed to the establishment of the Greater Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument because it would prevent expansion of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon. Currently, one such foreign company, based just 6 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon, is mining and selling uranium to the world market.
Follow us on our adventure as we search for a back route to Laws Spring by way of a forgotten part of the Beale Camel Trail.
Part 2 of our story recalls how the City of Sedona was approached by the Grand Canyon Trust in order to adopt a resolution supporting a twenty-year withdrawal of a million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon from mining activities. What seemed like an obvious "yes" to the resolution turned out to be a bit more complicated.
It’s a sunny, cool, and beautiful afternoon in nostalgic downtown Williams, and the quaint shops and restaurants are bustling with activity. Suddenly, the air is filled with the pleasant tunes of Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, and some catchy tunes that we didn’t recognize. The music attracts us like a powerful magnet, and is emanating from the outdoor patio of one of our favorite Williams hangouts, Cruisers Café on Main Street. The music blends in perfectly with the nostalgia of Route 66, and the historic and picturesque Williams downtown. So, we can’t help but enjoy lunch on the patio and enjoy more of the enticing music.
Every year, millions of tourists from around the globe converge on the Sedona area to enjoy the red rocks, the hiking and biking trails, the shopping and dining, and its many metaphysical experiences. The tourism business is the underpinning of Sedona’s vibrant and robust economy. It is not only critical to Sedona, but to the economy throughout Northern Arizona. Sedona serves as a hub for those venturing out to other points of interest around Northern Arizona.
As you may already know, my name is Ernie, and I am a Boston Terrier. By nature, Boston Terriers are individualistic, curious and energetic. So, it should not be a surprise to anyone that one of my favorite things to do is to explore and sniff around different places in Northern Arizona. Living in Sedona and having Northern Arizona as a playground for a dog is perfect for new adventures, and for meeting new friends. So, what I plan on doing is exploring some of the wonderful and interesting places in the area, and sharing my thoughts and observations.
Among my favorite adventures away from Sedona has been my trip to Oatman, Arizona. It’s a real dog heaven. Lots of interesting scents, and the folks there are good about handouts. I even got to share an ice cream cone with a wild burrow. Actually, I really had no choice since the burro didn't ask first.
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