I assume it is the poor timing in our trip planning, but we have done very few trips in the Sedona area. A few weeks back we decided to sit down and plan some in the area. Taylor Cabin was high on the list. The historic cabin was built in the 1930s as a base of operations for some of the ranching outfits in the area. The cabin included a small cave for food storage, seasonal water pools, and creative use of the landscape to build the structure. The surrounding area is also home to cave dwellings dating back 1000s of years. How could we not go?!
Once we were hooked the reality sank in. The most recent trip reports I could locate were from a year ago. They didn't provide much hope in the way of finding water. The pools were allegedly dry and there was little water cached at the cabin. The hike in was only 10 miles so carrying 30 hours worth of water wouldn't be terrible. Turns out the pools down there were full of water and we could have saved our backs 15 lbs in liquid. Good training.
Anyway the hike in is beautiful with red rock vistas. We were lucky to have overcast skies for the first half of the hike. The skies cleared providing dramatic lighting along the vistas. The cabin and surrounding areas are great to explore and I would highly recommend doing this trip. To plan your own adventure to Taylor Cabin, check out the hikearizona.com link.