Despite being so near Sedona and hearing the word "vortex" again and again, I didn't google it until now and wish we had gone to check one out: "The vortexes in Sedona are swirling centers of subtle energy coming out from the surface of the earth. ... The energy resonates with and strengthens the Inner Being of each person that comes within about a quarter to a half mile of it." Indeed. Okay, so we missed a chance to experience vortexes. But on the plus side, the house that we were staying in had laundry, and it was very rare and exciting to come home from a trip with clean clothes.
Edited to add: turns out, on further reading, that one of the Sedona vortexes was just a little ways off the the Boynton Canyon trail that we hiked. We were likely on the perimeter of where you're supposed to be able to feel the vortex's energy. However, instead of paying attention to energy manifestations, I was thinking things like "this is the exact opposite of a hike in the rainforests of BC" and "hey! there's a rattlesnake!".