Remember our umpteenth van troubles I mentioned a couple of posts ago? Don had it looked at and fixed, so we were back up and running again. Yay! We went into Sedona and decided to explore Dead Man's Pass Trail, located in the same general area as the astonishing Fay Canyon we hiked last year. (Come to think of it we had a bit of a 'dead' theme going on, eh, as we were staying at Dead Horse Ranch Park. Hum, I wonder what that's about?) The path between where we parked and the actual trail-head was densely treed, which unfortunately also meant that it offered a rather limited view.
But that changed as soon as we reached Dead Man's Pass trail. We were able to admire impressive rock formations as we walked.
I'm particularly fascinated by the changing colors of the rock layers, going from dark red to light pink to nearly white.
A few clouds timidly made their way into the blue sky.
Kyky ready to head back.
Don pointed out that this rock looks like someone's face turned up to the sky. Amazingly there were actually two heads, back to back, but you can only make out one in this photo. Can you see it?
Thankfully, unlike last time, the van did start when we returned from our hike. (I've learned to be grateful for the little things that can so easily be taken for granted!)