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

We tackle the 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 reprieve from the heat - a cloud moves in!
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Lisa trails the pack down the single track near mid point
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we cross the fire road yet again!
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Deb is happy to see the fire road after another rocky single-track stretch!
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once again we plunge onto the single track!
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Rocco surrounded by red rock
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The Merry-go-round from the singletrack below it
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Lisa pushes past the cacti and rock pools
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resting on a rocky outcrop
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A cairn marks the trail
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on the lower part of the single track - the rocky streambed crossings were treacherous!
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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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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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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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