Brin’s Mesa

I have only been twice to Sedona – during my 1st visit, I very much enjoyed the scenic place with incredible red rock formations, but at the same, pooh-poohed the idea of Sedona’s “Energy Vortexes”. Still, there is something to that place that makes it very unique, wanting me to return. My 2nd visit happened after Labor […]

Cookstove Trail

The trailhead of Cookstove Trail is inside Oak Creek Canyon and just about in the middle, between Flagstaff and Sedona. Or more precisely, it is 15 miles south of Flagstaff or 12,7 miles north of Sedona on Arizona Highway 89A, near milepost 387, across a roadside water stop. The trail was originally built to provide forest firefighters access to Oak […]


In a world of constant change, following or maybe even establishing a tradition seems unfashionable. Doing so still, may make you look antiquated, behind the times, even more so, if you are going out of your way, creating something non digital, something not sharable on Facebook. Regardless, since I am getting increasing enjoyment from the results of a […]