Sedona Day 1 - Schnebly Hill and a helicopter tour on May 19th 2006

We tackle Schnebly Hill fire road and single track on a day in the 90s followed by a helicopter ride for a few

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a final rest before reaching the cars
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Jim wants his dinner now!
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From just outside the airport, you can see Coffee Pot Rock on the other side of town, on the right.
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panorama of west Sedona from the airport road
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More of the mountains across from the airport. On the left end is Chimney Rock with Capitol Butte (AKA Thunder Mountain) in the middle. On Sunday, we started near the base of Chimney Rock and rode around behind it.
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The helicopter trip we took is shown in dark brown on this map, the Ancient Ruins tour.
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helicopter flight paths - we took the ancient ruins tour (which turned out to be only one ruin!)
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our helicopter returns from the previous tour
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looks like a female pilot ...
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... nope, just a tourist
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the helicopter holds five with the pilot - Graham, Bonnie, Barbek and Steve (note the pilot in the background!)
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lucky Barbek gets the front seat!
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The safety coordinator helps Graham with his headset
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A pre-flight equipment check
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All set!
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Steve and Bonnie all geared up in the back!
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I bet that bug-eyed beast would carry more than the 4 passengers on our helicopter
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Spying on hikers from the air
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We're heading toward the Cockscomb formation
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I wonder, did we rode some of those trails on Sunday?
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off we go! - I think that's the 89A looking west
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the Chicken's Comb rock

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