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Arizona Road Trip Day 4: Slide Rock State Park
September 2, 2009, 1:36 am
Filed under: Arizona, Arizona Road Trip, camping, Cooking, Life, Road Trip, Slide Rock, Travel

Slide Rock is about a half hour from Sedona and a definite MUST SEE before you die. This place looks like a masterfully planned water park, but Mother Nature created it all. The river cuts through limestone forming a smooth and perfectly shaped water slide. During the summer this place is jam packed with water lovers but since it was still cold at the first of spring, we had the place to ourselves. Hiking the park is equally if not more satisfying than swimming it…

Our day started with a breakfast burrito and cherries

Our day started with a breakfast burrito and cherries

slide rock from the other side of the bridge

slide rock from the bridge

looking in the other direction

looking in the other direction

see how it forms natural slide chutes?

see how it forms natural slide chutes?

so fun on a hot summer day!

so fun on a hot summer day!

this is Dick's Boulder. I don't know why they named it that or who Dick is

this is Dick's Boulder. I don't know why they named it that or who Dick is

Trees fight an amazing battle to survive

Trees fight an amazing battle to survive

the water was crystal clear

the water was crystal clear

Dick's Boulder from the other side

Dick's Boulder from the other side

the canyon walls streched high above us

the canyon walls streched high above us

for some reason this looked like crusty red brownie batter to me

for some reason this looked like crusty red brownie batter to me

the colors were amazing

the colors were amazing

we hiked along this edge

we hiked along this edge

with my water shoes I even hiked IN the shallow parts of the water a bit

with my water shoes I even hiked IN the shallow parts of the water a bit

imagine yourself in a bathing suit and about 30 more degrees...

imagine yourself in a bathing suit and about 30 more degrees...

on the way back to the car we saw this

on the way back to the car we saw this

even though it was cold as shit, we shared a Fosters... and it was delicious!

even though it was cold as shit, we shared a Fosters... and it was delicious!

We hovered around the fire which burned strong despite the rain

We hovered around the fire which burned strong despite the rain

the rain even turned to snow for about 15 minutes!!!

the rain even turned to snow for about 15 minutes!!!

We didn’t really pack for snow or cold weather so Abigail and I chickened out and slept in the car that night. We drove to Sedona, got some gas and came back to camp. Then we slept with the engine running and the heater on blast. Ethan hated us for deserting him, be he had the proper gear plus… he’s Ethan, he was fine!


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