One of the most popular things to do in the Sedona area of Arizona is to slide down Slide Rock. Slide Rock is basically a natural waterslide. It’s a neat little state park just north of Sedona and we decided to take a little day trip to visit.
Becky and her friend, Val, decided to join us. I was prepared to experience Slide Rock. That was until I felt the water temperature. I read online that the water was “frigid” in the Spring, but I thought I would be able to toughen it out. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
Frigid is accurate, but I would describe the temperature as numbingly cold. I managed to get in almost up to my waist, but I couldn’t psych myself up enough to take the plunge. We walked around the sliding area for a good half hour before we saw anybody brave enough to attempt it. After a couple college guys did it, a few more joined. Not very many people were brave enough.
After a quick picnic lunch we did a mini hike on the rim trail of Slide Rock. We were going to do a bigger hike, but we didn’t think the kids would be able to tolerate it. So after the half hour hike, we visited downtown Sedona for a little ice cream before heading home.