Our last stop for the day, and probably our last here in Sedona this trip, was at Slide Rock State Park. In an area where summer highs can get into the 100's, a good ole swimming spot is a great spot to have. Slide Rock is a portion of Oak Creek where the creekbed is a sloping chute of slippery rock, and making it a natural waterslide. The large slabs of red rock would made great picnic and sunbathing spots as well as giving the water a beautiful clearness. This whole area used to be the Pendley Homestead, one of Sedona's major orchards through the first half of the 20th century. The main house and the apple packing building are still there along with dozens of apple trees. This must have been a stunning orchard in it's day. The slides in the river are in constant use, although today was one exception...it was too damn cold !!!