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GHOST RANCH is 21,000 acers in the midst of red rock country about an hour north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. There are five terrific hikes through spectacular scenery. We took the hike called Chimney Rock – a moderate hike of 3 miles which took about 3 hours round trip. Photos of this hike are interspersed above and below.

Ghost Ranch was originally in the wild west, as quoted below: The canyon was first inhabited by the Archuleta brothers, cattle rustlers who enjoyed the coverage and invisibility that the canyon provided as well as their ability to see for miles down the valley. They created two jacal homes and would move stolen cattle throughout the night to Box Canyon. By transporting the cattle through streams, footprints would be lost and they could not be tracked.… More “Hiking toward heaven: Ghost Ranch”

HIKING TOWARD HEAVEN – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Hiking in Sedona, Arizona. • The devil’s kitchen. • The seven sacred pools. • Rattlesnake. • Spiritual thought.

 

FIRST OF ALL, I AM IN SEDONA, ARIZONA, hiking. This is where the red rock scenes are grand. For example, if I were asked to design heaven, these red cliffs would be the first wonders I would install.

So then, at 8 am I am the second car through the gate to access Soldiers Pass trail-head. Specifically, this is a two mile hike on the outskirts of Sedona. Soldiers Pass road comes off highway 89 A, on the west side of town. It’s a cool morning but I ditch my sweater for now since the maximum temperature is anticipated to be 79 degrees.… More “Hiking Toward Heaven: Soldiers Pass in Sedona”

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