Afternoon In Arizona August 22, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, Day Hiking, trails.
Tags: day hike, Granite Mountain, hiking, Prescott
Tracie and I put the dog in the pick-up and headed out to do a short hike on a trail we had never been on before. We waited until the temperature dipped below 90° and then took the 20 minute drive to the trail.
The trail had not been used in a long while it appeared, because in the flats near the beginning, there were wild sunflowers growing eight feet tall right in the middle of the trail. As we began to climb into the trees, the trail got very rocky and looked like the only thing that had been on it recently was runoff from the recent heavy rains.
When we got up near the top end, we had a stunning view of Granite Mountain and the surrounding area. The trail got better as we went, I think partly because hikers usually come in to see the view from the end we were going out. In other words, it is the more travelled half of the loop.
We made it back down to the flats, then hiked along the dirt road towards the truck. Here’s something gross, there were literately hundreds of huge grasshoppers squished in the roadway…..and to make matters worse, other grasshoppers were cannibalizing them!
We took this hike at a very leisurely pace, and finished the 3 mile loop in a little over an hour and a half.
It is really nice that the days are long enough to get out in the hills at the end of the day for a short day hike.
Video – Trial by Fire June 6, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, ar guide, Mountain Biking.
Tags: Granite Mountain, Mountain Biking, mtb, Prescott, Video
A couple of weeks ago Michael brought his video camera on a ride out in Granite Basin. Well, I am just learning how to use movie maker, so here is a video of me riding some that day.