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Sedona: Boynton Canyon Vortex and Cathedral Rock


Friday, November 14th – 16th 2016

Come along for an incredible journey to Sedona’s famous Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing and then hike three miles to the Boynton Canyon Vortex and see ancient Sinaguan Indian ruins along the way. This workshop has a current schedule available, check here for more details…

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This workshop is a three day excursion to the beautiful city of Sedona, Arizona. The first day will be spent road tripping to Williams, Arizona, home of Old Route 66. Here we will get together for a nice dinner at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe downtown. We will discuss the next days activities in full detail and answer any questions or comments before heading back out on the highway to Sedona, where we will attain our lodging for the night.

The second day we will get a light breakfast in town and set off shortly after for the Boynton Canyon Vortex trailhead where we will set off on a three mile hike and pass some very scenic views along with some ancient Sinaguan Indian ruins. We will take a light snack break at the Vortex and shortly after we will head back out to the parking spot. From there we will have some lunch downtown before heading out to Red Rock Crossing and venture around the park near Cathedral Rock where another vortex is said to be. We will catch the sunset here and then make off for dinner. On the third day, we will take some time to grab some breakfast and wander around the downtown area before we hit the open highway back home.

Available Seats:

  • There is a maximum occupancy of 20 people for this Venture.
About the terrain:
There will be hiking involved on this venture so please know your limits. The hike to the Boynton Canyon Vortex is not terribly demanding, the trailhead starts at an elevation of 4,542 ft(1,384.4 m) and has a gradual slope to the vortex ending at about 5,205 ft (1,586.5 m). The hike starts with a flat hardened dirt trail which leads up to a deep box canyon where the trail becomes rocky in some areas so attention to your footing is always a good idea.
The trail is rated to be moderate so you don’t have to be in amazing shape to handle this one.

The areas around Red Rock Crossing, our second destination, are rather casual and more of a hard to soft dirt series of trails through open and wooded areas that run along Oak Creek which has water running through it all year long. Some areas around the trail are actual rock and can get slippery when wet so please be very careful about your footing in these areas. Trekking poles are not necessary, but if you wish to bring some along, please do.

In regards to temperature, The park can reach Summer averages of 94ºF(34.4ºC) and during the Winter, the temperatures can reach an average low of 29ºF(-1.6ºC).


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Meet up location:

We will be meeting at Cruiser's Route 66 Cafe, AZ at 6:00pm (Arizona Time) for a group check in, dinner, and a brief orientation/ meet and greet. Please be on time, we will be covering our agenda for the following day and leaving for our place of lodging as soon as we wrap up dinner and orientation for this workshop.

Equipment (required):

  • Camera and lenses with any range from 14mm up to 200mm.
  • Plenty of “charged” batteries for your camera.
  • Tripod, remote release, lens cloth, and plenty of memory cards.
  • Headlamp, flashlight or both.
  • Day-pack with plenty of snacks and extras.
  • WATER!, bring enough, Hydration is number one!

Recommended (optional):

  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, and bug repellent depending on the season.
  • A hat, gloves and a light/medium jacket depending on the weather.
  • Boots, sneakers or any shoes with a good gripping tread.( ankle support is ideal)
  • Filters such as circular polarized and graduated filters are great!
  • A back up camera or point and shoot just in case.

If you have any questions about this workshop please visit the contact page on the site or email us at stpworkshop@gmail.com

*By purchasing or registering for this workshop, you agree to the Shoot The Planet Terms and Conditions. Our refund and cancelation policy can also be found here. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.