Rugged Beauty… The Granite Dells.

We don’t often associate the words ruggedness and beauty in the same sentence, that is until you visit the “Granite Dells,” located just a few miles from historic downtown Prescott, Arizona!  Father-Time has created what I like to call “rugged beauty” in the Granite Dells.  Over an estimated 1.4 billion years the wind and water have eroded the exposed granite bedrock and boulders to what we see today, massive-lumpy rock formations, great for rock climbers and photographers alike!  You can easily spend a few hours exploring the trails and boulders surrounding Lakes Watson and Willow.  So, next time you are in Prescott, head to the Granite Dells for a mini-adventure and follow one of the many trails that weave their way around the two lakes or just climb a granite rock formation with a cup of coffee and enjoy the views!

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The rugged-beauty of the Granite Dells, 2015.

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Wind, Water and Time have created the funky rock formations of the Granite Dells, 2015.

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Sunrise on Lake Watson, a great place to have a cup of coffee, 2015.

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A beautiful, rugged old tree clings to life in the Granite Dells, 2015.

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Sunrise in the Granite Dells, 2015.

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Spring is here, late March 2015 in the Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona.

 

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.