The Birthing Cave
We stayed on maybe the west side of Sedona or the side closest to Cottonwood. There are many neat hiking destinations within a few miles of our hotel, including the Birthing Cave. It would be a short. flat hike of 2 miles.
We start with our reluctant hiking companion on the Long Canyon Trail. Our destination is not on this trail but from a spur trail off Long Canyon. Most people looking for the cave miss the turn and we encountered several who had made the mistake, today.
We find the spur trail, head steadily toward a rock wall, climb a kind of precarious set of switch backs and soon....
....we're taking a break in the cave. Looking around, I had no idea how it had acquired the name "Birthing" but maybe they ran out of interesting names as others had already been used, lol. Wow, what a....
....great view. A couple others joined us in the cave before we headed back. Before dropping the cave from our sight, we turned for a....
....final look. It's a worthwhile destination but way underwhelming compared to yesterday's hike.
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