4 Wheeling it up into the Red Rocks
Trip Start May 01, 2013
186Trip End May 01, 2014
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Sedona was named by a man named Carl Schnebly who was trying to establish a post office.He proposed two names for this new settlement; 1. Schnebly Station and 2. Oak Creek Crossing. The first two names he suggested were too long for the Post Office to accept, so he finally decided he would name it after his wife and that was the one that was accepted, so Sedona it was!
It's a cute little town of close to 10,000, mostly second homes. The main street is filled with the kinds of shops you would expect in a tourist town, but the views are breathtaking
We had a quick lunch at the Coffee Pot restaurant, where the locals go! Then on our tour we saw these monoliths - Coffee Pot, Cathedral, Bell, and Snoopy! Sedona is at 4,500'.
Sedona was inhabited around 550 A.D. by the Sinagua Indians who farmed and fished this area. They harvested the yucca plants (the spiny desert plant with the sword-shaped leaves) for fiber, food, soap medicine and shampoo!! They remained until 1400 A.D. Eventually the Anglo-American settler tricked into the wire and in 1902 the town was named. Circling Sedona is the Mongollon Rim whig was formed from ancient deposits of limestone, mudstone and sandstone when the area was the west coast of a still emerging continent! This area has the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world! Who knew?
The colors of the rocks with the deep blue sky were absolutely breathtaking!