Claret Cup Cactus

Claret Cup Cactus

Yesterday, a Wednesday, we took advantage of the City of Prescott’s non-collection of parking fees by visiting the Willow Lake boat launch. Although there were only three other vehicles, I was careful in where I chose to park because on our last visit someone damaged our front bumper. We hiked the Approach Trail and then chose to hike counter-clockwise on the Basin Trail and Canyon Trail. With the sun behind us, we enjoyed panoramic views of the interesting boulders of the Granite Dells. We found two separate spots where claret cup cacti were in bloom. The recent start of the monsoon left three pools of water in another spot. Surprisingly, no one else was on these trails, and our car was unscathed.

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