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Forested mountains beyond Prescott's charm
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Granite Mountain Overlook provides a wide panoramic view of the Prescott National Forest.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, This century plant, along with other vegetation, grows among boulders along the trail to the summit of Granite Mountain west of Prescott.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, The southwest flank of Granite Mountain is home to nesting peregrine falcons from February through July, and makes for a challenging climbing wall the rest of the year.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Massive granite boulders rest along the trail to the Granite Mountain Summit.