Celeste up to Sedona and hiked up "Doe Mountain" - it was not really a 'mountain' - it was a mesa. 400 foot rise from parking lot to the top. About a mile across the relatively flat sand stone top. The vistas from the top were spectacular. We hiked around the East, Southern, Western, and a small part of the Northern edges of the mesa's rim.
Just before the crest of the mesa's edge on the ascent, the hiker on the "Doe Mountain" trail has to pass through what I called a "No Walmart" gauge, as in "in you need a scooter" or "if you've been pictured on 'Faces of Walmart' as one of those obese denizens" you would not fit through the crevasse. It helped to keep idiocracy off the picturesque top if the hiker had made it up 400 feet vertically, and about 1.5 miles horizontally.
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