Sunday, September 20, 2009
After Flagstaff, Scott and I headed to Sedona for some more trail reconning. The resulting ride was a combination of technical singletrack with an occasional hike-a-bike. Not too bad considering some of the terrain in this area.
Schuerman was the first trail we rode; it is right behind the high school. This drops into the Lime Kiln Trail, which connects Sedona to Cottonwood. Here is a good shot of Mingus Mountain in the background (which we have to climb on Day 2).
These trails are not really on the radar of too many mtbers. In fact, I had never ridden either before the Coconino Loop Tour last June.
A new game has formed between Scott and I. It is called, the pointing game. I try to take pictures of him pointing. This game began 3 weeks ago on Mingus. Since then the pictures are not as candid as they used to be (see picture below) I think I have about 9 photos so far.
That valley is where we rode and where the new route is going.
Some good technical sections made the ride slower and more interesting
Part of the old route included Red Rock Crossing. The new route will go up Baldwin Trail. Here is Scott crossing at Red Rock.
And of course, the weekend was not without the switchback attack!
Do you recognize this fun trail in Sedona?
Here is another hint.
Sedona is a special place. Reminds me of the colors of Zion and Bryce at times.
We rode for a little under 4 hours, although honestly it seemed like 5-6 hours had passed. The best part about adding this new singletrack is that there will now be two places to get water on the route, Red Rock State Park and a cow trough on the Wing Mountain moto singletrack.