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  posted on 6/15/2017 at 05:24 PM
I moved here in September and have been in love with this place since my first visit in 1989.....

Now I had heard of the power of the Vortex and the Mystical nature of this amazing spot many times during my countless visits over the decades, but not once had I experienced it firsthand, until just the other day. I had been searching fruitlessly for a particular set of Sinagua ruins for weeks. Up and down the same canyon, scrambling up this trail, scratching the you know what out of my legs and arms, all this looking based on a video and a photo that were the only clues I had. Yet, something kept pushing me to get out there and find them, so every chance I had, I laced up my boots, splashed on the Sunscreen, grabbed my essentials and away I went. After about a week I had all but given up hope and was quite frustrated at my lack of success. Returning to my car on a hot and dry June day, I stopped on a knoll with an incredible view, spread out my arms and appealed to the Gods asking for their help in finding this sacred spot. Closing my eyes, "Oh hear me ancient ones" I started, opening them to look for oncoming hikers who might have thought me out of my mind. "I've been out here for days" I continued. "With nothing but respect for these sites, it would mean the world to me to stumble upon them. I would treat them with admiration, share my findings while keeping their location a secret". Satisfied, I opened my eyes ready to move on when the wind kicked up, big time. Shielding my eyes from the ravaging red dust I rotated slightly to my right, closed my eyes once again and said my thanks. Upon opening them I was amazed at the view before me. Quickly I reached for my phone and brought up the one photo I had taken from the net that the video had left as a clue. The photo and the video matched almost perfectly. (Quickly snapping a shot with my camera phone for a later comparison)..What up until that moment had been just another ridge line, was now a perfect match. If I return again and look over there I thought, I just might be closer. Well, two more visits was all it took. With the help of a Topo map and google earth I lined up the proper canyon and trail, followed it to the area my instinct could only lead and away I went. Two hours from my car and and 100 yards of "Bushwhacking" through dense undergrowth, Cactus and every type of thorned plant known to man, a trail made itself apparent. I followed and climbed for the better part of a half mile, at times scrambling on all fours and finally emerging under an alcove, I knew I was close, turning the corner and shielded from the Sun I had reached my goal....

https://youtu.be/VGm0GvpLwQA
Video I shot earlier today







[Edited on 6/15/2017 by BIGV]

 

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  posted on 6/15/2017 at 05:50 PM
You are not going "New Age" on us Big V? are ya stay away from those "sweat lodges" seriously, Sedona is probably my favorite spot in Arizona, and Ive seen it all.
 

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  posted on 6/15/2017 at 05:56 PM
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You are not going "New Age" on us Big V? are ya stay away from those "sweat lodges" seriously, Sedona is probably my favorite spot in Arizona, and Ive seen it all.


Ha!...Not at all. But I love it here, a day-hiker's paradise, So many trails.......

 

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  posted on 6/15/2017 at 06:08 PM
Oak creek canyon is awesome.
 

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  posted on 6/16/2017 at 11:22 AM
Thanks Vince, great photos -- they make me wanna go visit Sedona that much more

 

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  posted on 6/16/2017 at 12:46 PM
The one day I got to spend in Sedona I hiked the Airport Mesa Loop Trail. It was amazing and I will never forget it.

 

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