Dancer ... Crossing The Sky
Eastern perspective of Cathedral Rock, seen from near Red Rock State Park on the south side of Sedona, Arizona.
Pristine Oak Creek passes due north of this "facade of powerful towers" on
its way to the Verde River.
Rockclimbing.com lists 11 routes on Cathedral Rock; the most popular being The Mace.
Red Rock Crossing is a popular swimming area, located along Oak Creek on
Cathedral Rock's eastern end.
The oxidized sandstone is particularly stunning after a rainstorm.
Moments after taking this picture, my wife and I witnessed a localized
"flash-flooding event" in west Sedona. The storm dumped 2" of rain in twenty minutes, producing "nickel-sized" hailstones and intense flooding along Sedona storefronts.
Particularly hard hit (by the flooding) was TLAPUEPAQUE resort in south
Sedona, where parked cars and other large objects were actually moved by
fast-moving flood waters.
Intense flash flooding can occur ANYTIME in the Sedona area.
September 10, 2009