Wednesday, June 22, 2011

THE Trip, The Bridge Between Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon

Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Our long day trip to Sedona and the red rocks, we also drove route 89 north almost all the way to Flagstaff, riding along the Oak Creek Canyon.  More spectacular scenery, and a lot of sharp turns and hills and more.  However, first, just a few miles north of Sedona we crossed this bridge, I ended up taking a lot of photos, (ya, I know, what's new?).  I found the bridge to be a perfect frame or accent to the natural beauty.  A few initial carvers added to the interest factor, of course.

Above, as we approach the bridge.
Above, as Man and I walk down towards the bridge, we are looking south.
Above, standing pretty much under the bridge,
looking south towards Sedona, the water is Oak Creek.
Using the bridge as a frame, note the initial carvers artwork,
including a sweetheart's heart.
The bridge from the other side, looking up.  While looking
for this on Google Earth, I found it very interesting that
the bridge does not show, but the road appears to go down
to the bottom of the gully and then climbs sharply back out.
Can we say a bit bizarre??  LOL
Another frame for the beautiful red and white rock formations using the bridge as the frame.
Love the contrast, and of course, more initials.  Even though the rust is
insignificant, I was rather glad to see it AFTER we drove over the bridge.
A future post will bring you more of our scenic drive north on 89 alongside Oak Creek.  Stay tuned  - -


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5 comments:

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

I really need to stop and see what I'm driving through more often. Gorgeous, as usual!

Gini said...

Beautiful and breath taking, love the area, have been thru there myself, it's gorgeous!

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

My parents went through there in the 80s or 90s. Looks hot, LOL!

Carol said...

Lisa, if you mean in temperature, hot?? Nope, not while we were there, these photos were taken April 7, 2011. If you mean, hot, as in WOW, yea, it was hot! LOL

Barbara Poole said...

Lovely photos, and I wonder how they built the bridges. Amazing.