The red dirt of Sedona always hypnotized me, but if we're being honest it wasn't in my top 10 places to visit. When my cousin moved to Arizona and had constant Sedona pictures on her instagram stream so when she offered to take us, we jumped on board and so began our July 1st adventure.
Bell Rock was our first stop, which is a gradual incline hike up to a steep climb. It was my first time seeing a vortex, and it was incredible to pass all of the individual pieces of art along the trail. The heat was killer, even coming from Texas and I fully regret not stuffing my face with fries the day before!
Second stop was the hike up to Devil's Bridge, an awe inspiring natural rock bridge with sweeping views of Sedona. I almost passed out on the trail at multiple points thanks to not eating the before mentioned fries. Imagine panoramic views every way your head turns capped off by the by a beautiful forest at the bottom and a clear blue sky at the top. I've always imagined Arizona to be cacti and dirt, but I found the terrain to be manifold.
The real shock came at the end of the hike when my hands were puffy and swollen, a complete shock to a Texas native who once lived without AC for a summer. A fun trip is always capped off by something, in our case a quick stop at a souviniere shop for t-shirts and Wendy's, from some salt capped fries to end off the day.