Climbing Fail, Mountain Biking, and Montezuma’s Castle | Sedona, AZ

Sedona is a beautiful area! The scenery surrounding the town is out of this world amazing. However, it is very touristy and with spring break starting, it was really busy. It was a bit tricky to get a boondocking spot in the national forest, but we found one, and got it as level as we could.

While we were there we rented some mountain bikes and had a blast on the trails! We didn’t come away without some sore butt bones and some scrapes, but we had a BLAST!

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The sport climbing scene in Sedona is pretty scarce. We took a few afternoons looking for routes we could do without any luck. However, it wasn’t a waste of time by any means because we got to experience views that the regular trails would not have provided.

Poor Gerrit had to lug around all 50 pounds of our climbing gear, but he recovered after a hot shower at the local RV park. That was the first time we paid for a shower. We were running out of water and didn’t want to drive the RV someplace to fill it for fear of loosing our spot. It was a pain to get level anyways, so we ventured to the RV park, explained our situation and paid $5 for a shower. It was wonderful. Hot and long.

Every sunset and sunrise was just beautiful and hot air balloons landed all around us in the mornings.

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We also ventured to Montezuma’s Castle and his Well. It was super interesting and the first cliff dwellings we had seen. It’s crazy how they lived like that.

We loved Sedona and will be back again to mountain bike and hopefully trad climb. We also would like to visit the near by town of Flagstaff as well. The list of adventures just keeps growing and growing as we get deeper in to the RV lifestyle. We are so happy with our decision to live in an RV full time. There is not a single material item that we miss from our sticks and bricks rental house. While we defiantly miss our family and friends we are excited to spend a few weeks with them as we begin to make the loop back to Indiana.

Love,

Lindsey, Gerrit, Oakley, and Ella

Job 39:27-29

Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high? It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold. From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.

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