Prescott National Forest Prescribed Burn

Prescribed Burn Smoke

The Little Granite Mountain Trail (#37) is the only one of this year’s twelve trails in the “Take a Hike” program that I have previously hiked.  The trailhead off Iron Springs Road starts at an elevation of 6,050 feet and climbs 500 feet in a mile to a gate which was the turn around point.  I kept walking, passing a scenic view with a balancing boulder where we previously turned around, to an even wider valley panorama where the trail abuts the Granite Mountain Wilderness.  On my return the smoke from a prescribed burn in the Bradshaws behind Thumb Butte held my interest.  I detoured north under the power lines on MOT #619 for a panoramic view of Skull Valley.  Another invigorating hike on an azure sky day.