4 miles logged (on foot, hiking Devil’s Bridge Trail)
After a late dinner of popcorn, this family woke up hungry for a good breakfast and ecstatic to be “home” for a few days! We have logged many unexpected miles on this trip but we are now in Sedona for 4 nights and 3 whole days. The Rancho Sedona RV park is quite a gem tucked away in a valley with large trees and nestled beside a babbling brook.
I was so excited to move my body today as I felt a little stiff from sitting for so many hours. The girls and I practiced the family yoga class from my membership site and played around with the family classes on the Peloton app.
We had a few errands to run waiting for a more permanent spot at the park, but then it was off to our first hike. It was a gorgeous sunny sky in Sedona and there was literally not a cloud in the sky. I chose the Devil’s Bridge Trail as our first hike of the trip. It was approximately 2 miles in and 2 miles back with a little bit of terrain. I had no idea what an amazing site we were in for.
It was a fairly crowded trail and especially at the bottleneck of where you had to ascend and descend the rocks to get to and from Devil’s Bridge. We were hiking right around lunchtime so if you want to avoid the crowds you should choose a different time of the day. We chose to wear our masks to be safe but the climb was rather tough so you may want to take that into consideration. The red rocks were absolutely stunning and the view from Devil’s Bridge had to have been magical. I, however, experienced almost paralyzing fear set in looking at what appeared to be a very small bridge hundreds of feet in the air. I was told, by my family and other less fearful hikers, that it was completely safe and much wider that it appeared. I was the designated photographer so you can see for yourself.
The girls were fearless and strong. They tackled that hike with no issues. I am so happy we have been hiking all summer and during the lockdown so that they have a little stamina built up.
We opted for an outdoor lunch of tacos and margaritas (just for us adults) at El Rincon at the Tlaquepaque Shopping center and we browsed the shops after. They had the most adorable toy store that you have to check out if you make it out this way. You can check out Tlaquepaque Toy Town here!
Determined to get Smokey washed, Brad dropped me and the girls back at the RV park and left in search of a car wash. The girls and I proceeded to have a very loud dance party and sing off blasting all the songs from A Star is Born soundtrack. We sealed our afternoon with a little tree climbing and playing what appears to be a beer pong game for kids (without the beer obviously) that we purchased at the toy store.
After a long day of hiking, planking, climbing, and shopping, Brad made us his famous burgers on our Coleman grill! Once our bellies were full it was time for a Netflix movie and some cozy blankets.
We are all looking forward to another day in Sedona!
© Jessica Gershman, 2021