Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sedona Sunrise Day Hike
when Saturday, November 9, 2019
where Sedona
the hike     With two Sunset hikes already archived, there should rightfully be an opportunity to explore another prime display of Sedona majesty—sunrise! Set your alarm for early departure and arrive in time to spend a few minutes pondering and capturing the Rocks as they greet and absorb the early light from a prime location at the Girdner Trailhead.
    From there, in the spirit, tradition, and lingo of Sedona, for this hike I will transform into leading seer and soothsayer Moon(ish) Stargrabber as we explore the Western Gateway. Our journeys will include Sacred Geometry Transformations with Ledge-N-Dary, a Micro-Ascension to the Last Frontier, and together we will experience Unity Consciousness as we encounter the Outer Limits. As we clear and activate our chakras, a better understanding of the subtle body will emerge and non-beneficial energies will dissipate.
    Translation: We are going to walk on a bunch of awesome new trails and enjoy the surroundings.
distance 11-12 miles
time 6-7 hours
EC +-1000' elevation change
type loop
starting at
Girdner Trailhead 34° 51.151' N,  111° 49.898' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100%
rating "B-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Sedona
leader    Email the leader to confirm.
meet 5:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride. An organizer will be needed at that location.
•  Take I-17 north to SR 260 (Exit 287).
Continue driving NW on SR 260 to Cottonwood.
In Cottonwood watch for the McDonald’s on the east side of 260 just south of 89A. We’ll make a quick pit stop here since there are no restrooms at the trailhead.
Drive northeast on 89A for 14 miles. Pass Lower Red Rock Loop Road and go up a hill as you enter the city limits. Turn left at Cultural Park Place, which is at a stoplight.
Continue driving for roughly 100 yards and watch for dirt parking lots on both sides of the road.
The Girdner Trailhead is located off the parking lot on your right, past the recycling bins. Park and begin the hike from here at the 3-panel trailhead sign.

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