Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Cowpies Hike

Sedona, Arizona

The Cowpies are 2.7 miles up a very rough and rocky road. We crawl along in 1st gear banging the Toyota oil pan on big rocks to get to the trail head.

Along the way we lose another hubcap. It's the third one in two weeks, but the last two were found from other Toyotas along the Arizona roadside by my gimlet-eyed brother-in-law. I have one spare left in the RV basement. Apparently Toyota doesn't do recalls for badly designed hubcaps. They want $125 for a hubcap but I can get them online for $12.50.

The Sedona public library was having it's annual book sale. I got a pile of books for $23.

A cowpie is what the cows leave behind in the field. As you hike up to the reddish-brown rounded rock formations, you can see where they got the name.

The views around Sedona are beautiful. I think we are leaving in the morning. Destination presently unknown.

"What's in store for me in the direction I don't take?"
Jack Kerouac

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road."
Jack Kerouac (On the Road

"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars."
Jack Kerouac (On the Road: The Original Scroll)

"Houses are full of things that gather dust"
Jack Kerouac

"Don't touch me, I'm full of snakes."
Jack Kerouac

"But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you're alive to see?"
Jack Kerouac (On the Road)


  1. Lovely. I'll be in Sedona in three weeks. Awesome place!

  2. looks like you are having fun...sil