Boynton Canyon is to be my last hike of the day and of this trip. The parking lot was only half full and that was a good sign. As I was going in, I met lots of folks coming out. I was happy about that, it would not be a busy canyon. At the start I could see the area that I would end up at, which is somewhere in around between the back of that formation. Oh yes, Boynton Canyon is a vortex!
As I went along the views were stunning. What? A few clouds? Out of the blue? Just like that? Looking odd? I stood here awhile watching those few puffs as they danced and transformed.
For the first section there was not as much shade as I was expecting but that would come later.
But I always love very defined shadow shots as seen here.
X marks the spot!
It is a pretty sight!
The last half kilometer was a brutal climb in the heat along a steeper rocky section. I was determined to get there so just pushed on. I was the only one there so took time for a destination shot by the cairn. There was a slanted slickrock slope to settle down on for awhile and just feel the moment.
I tried to feel more than just the moment, as this is a vortex, but no luck.
All I noticed was this was absolutely a gorgeous sight and I took the time to appreciate the beauty.
The hike back was a quick trip until I got out into the open again. There we go again, that blue sky and greenery and red rock captured my attention. I wanted to linger, not to let go, I wasn't ready to move on. Moving on means its over! I'm not ready for that! But I know I have to close one door to open another. So move on it is!
I came to my own realization on what a vortex is! From my experience, every vortex I visited in Sedona had absolutely beautiful scenery. Beautiful scenery captures my attention and draws me in. It takes me away from reality, away from stress and all cares and worries. I feel good when I am taking the time to enjoy scenery. I am always saying "I just want to feel the moment", or "Remember to Breathe"! I know what taking time to do these things does for me, it brings me to a good place in my heart and in my soul! I know now that my vortex is wherever or whenever I want it to be! My mountain playground right here is full of them!
This past week has been fabulous! I cherish ever moment and have made wonderful memories. I have new patches to sew on my pack meaning these memories will be with me for years to come every time I head "out & about".