Sedona, Arizona is kind of like the rich man’s, liberal version of Gatlinburg, TN. For every “God Bless America” themed sign in Gatlinburg, Sedona has a “New Age Healer” sign. They’re so new-agey there that the hiking map I got at a visitor center had “energy vortexes” marked on it.
We had a bit of a camping fiasco when we found out that all but one of the Sedona area’s camp sites were closed for maintenance. The sole remaining site only had 20 sites and they were all taken by the time we got there. So we had to pay (a lot) for a room and the town’s only non-luxury hotel. Nonetheless, we got a good night’s sleep (it rained too so thankfully we weren’t camping) and were ready to hike up Doe Mountain (more of a mesa actually) the next morning.