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A pink Jeep ascends the Broken Arrow road.

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From near death to perfect peace

A dash through Sedona thunderstorms reveals the dark side of vortexes

A clap of thunder and a flash of light sent two-dozen frightened people scurrying down Cathedral Rock. A monsoonal cell had formed overhead, interrupting a peaceful, meditative hike on one of the area’s most popular picture spots. My initial, delighted awe turned quickly to terror as the lightning ripped through the sound barrier almost directly overhead.


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