Camp Verde, AZ
April 4, 2016
Our first hike in Prescott left us wanting more so our next hiking day took us to Watson Lake. We enjoyed a very pleasant day on the Peavine and Lakeshore trails. Parking is off Sundog Ranch Road and there is a $3 fee for parking. Peavine is a rails to trails project with great views of Watson Lake as well as a great place for birding.
What was originally built by the Santa Fe Railway in 1893, today is open for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
|A pair of Northern Shovelers...It's elongated, spoon-like bill has comblike projections along the edges which filter out food from water.|
I sure am glad!
The Dells owe their distinctive forms to long-term weathering of natural cracks in granite. Their cracks originated during the cooling and stressing of a deeply buried molten mass. Geologist estimate that the granite here is about 1.4 billion years old.
|A pair of Ring-necked ducks|
It was a great day of birding and hiking... two of my favorite things to do. Joe and I enjoyed both days we spent in Granite Dells very much. We hope to visit this area again...there are so many hikes on the map. I do believe you could hike there everyday for several months and never do the same hike twice. There are also lots of biking trails.
Until next time,
happy days and happy trails!