By Bruce Grubbs
Popular for the ordinary beauty of its crimson rock canyons and high-desert landscapes, Sedona, Arizona has turn into a quiet retreat for out of doors lovers from all over the world. Veteran hiker and writer Bruce Grubbs has compiled a advisor to 30 of the simplest day hikes within the Sedona sector. actual maps and specified instructions make this with ease pocket-sized instruction manual either effortless to take advantage of and authoritative.
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