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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flying along a canyon wall - it was rather windy and we moved around quite a bit!
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We're back to the red rocks
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a sentinel rock
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I think this is fairly inaccessible other than by air
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a close-up of the controls - looks like the pilot has had ACL surgery!
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Steve's view of the ruins, past Graham's body parts
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the only 'ruins' on the tour were up there
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we moved in for a closer look
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these ancient dwellings are hard to reach by foot - perhaps the inhabitants used hang gliders!
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A strip of greener trees grows along a dry streambed
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a fire road stretches east towards Sedona
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There are lots of trails on the ground.
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Al Pacino lives somewhere down there - so we are told!
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a butte in the distance
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the Sedona high school - guess we are about to land!
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From left to right: Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock. The Cathedral Mountains are behind Cathedral Rock. We rode that area on Saturday. Llama trail ends next to Bell Rock and across from Courthouse Butte.
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A closer view of Cathedral Rock with the Cathedral Mountains to the left and behind
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a last shot from the air of Sedona
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A closer view of Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock
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Isn't that a cute white van parked nearest to the airport building?
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Babek chats with the pilot while the safety coordinator waits for him to disembark
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Steve is wary of the rotating blades!

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