Watson Lake Park is Now Open!

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This is just a short post today to let everyone know that Watson Lake Park is has officially reopened to the public! Goldwater Lake re-opened May 8th. The multiple crews and agencies fighting the Crooks Fire had their base camp set up at Watson but now that the fire’s been expertly handled the crews are heading back to their home …

Recreation Access Is Limited

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As you may(or may not) have heard there is a wildfire currently burning south of Prescott. On April 18, 2022 the Crooks Fire began about 10 miles south of Prescott. The cause has not been determined as of this blog post and is still under investigation. The fire is around 6400 acres with under 25% containment at this time due …

‘Tis the Season….For Christmas in Downtown Prescott

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  Prescott’s Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting is back!! Saturday December 4, 2021 is Prescott’s 39th annual Christmas Parade followed by the 67th annual Courthouse Lighting. The Prescott Christmas Parade’s theme this year is “A Who-Ville Christmas”.  The Chamber of Commerce website boasts over 100 entries for this year and with a Dr. Seuss-like theme it’s sure to be fun. …

Forest Closures Due to Ongoing Wildfire Threats

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The entirety of Coconino National Forest will be closed starting Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 8:00AM due to the fire dangers and wildfire activity because of the dry conditions of the forests. This is for the safety of the public as well as the safety of the emergency and fire personnel in the area. Violating the Closure Order can result …

Stage II Fire Restrictions

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Stage 2 Fire Restrictions began June 11, 2021 and will remain in effect until the forest officials determine otherwise. This is from directly from the Forest Service website. More links at the bottom. Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following: Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, …

Journeys in Spirit – ‘Tis Gallery’s 12th Annual Native Art Exhibit (a Virtual Tour)

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 We were recently welcomed back to the ‘Tis Art Gallery to create a Virtual Tour of their latest show Journeys in Spirit: Traditional and Contemporary Native Art.  This is the show’s 12th year and features a variety of Native artists and their mediums such as painting, ceramics, beadwork, textiles/weaving, jewelry making/silversmithing, and more… The show runs from May 21 …

Lynx Lake – Prescott, AZ

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Explore Prescott took a trip over to Lynx Lake to make a virtual tour of the North Shore and South Shore.  It’s a shorter than usual tour but it started to get busy with more and more hikers and people carrying fishing poles which put a damper on what we wanted to photograph. When you’re shooting with a Canon DSLR …

Virtual Tour of Whiskey Row & the Whiskey Row Alley

Downtown Prescott’s Historical Whiskey Row & Whiskey Row Alley This virtual tour is satisfactory but not what I had originally imagined as an end result.  So it’s temporary until I can get downtown at a better time of day so as not to have super bright spots.  I also plan to shoot more images so you can see more of …

AZ Fire Restriction and Red Flag Warnings

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Arizona Summer’s bring a lot of Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Warnings, but what does that mean? What is a Red Flag Warning: [as defined by the Nationals Weather Service] means warm temperatures, very low humidity, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger. Just remember: hot, dry, and windy equates to the …