Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona

Am hoping to take a short drive one day this weekend to Granite Dells in Prescott, Arizona. The few photos I'm about to show are from quite a few years ago when I went to an outdoor jazz concert. Can't find my photos of the concert itself but did find the ones I took after we hiked about half a mile from the park to the lake where tall granite rocks jut out of the water. This day, several daredevils were jumping into the water. You can see how low the water level was.

Here, you can see where the level is when we've gotten a good amount of rain and snow runoff. However, since we've been in a drought for 10 or twelve years, the level is probably even lower than in my photos.

Do not try this.

This man was doing alot of thinking first.

Finally, after about fifteen minutes he jumped.

This man that did so much thinking first before he jumped, needed help getting up out of the water. He was able to swim to the beach, but getting up, he could hardly stand. I thought he'd hit rocks but actually, he'd fallen up top on the other side where you can't see. His knee was so swollen and bloody, it looked like he'd broken it. As I helped him to his car, he told me why he took so long before jumping. He'd broken both legs hitting rocks below a few years before at this very same spot. He felt he needed to get over his fears.

This is something I would never do. The water is dark. You cannot see where those rocks are.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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61 Responses to Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona

  1. gdare says:

    I`ve never tried this but sounds interesting :devil:

  2. PainterWoman says:

    I have no idea what that means dW. :confused:

  3. daxonmacs says:

    @Darko: It's in fact kruskovac mixed with sljivovica, I just looked it up, and then it's called juliska.I'll get my mind back on topic, too, Pam ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. derWandersmann says:


  5. PainterWoman says:

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Darko, I don't mind at all when conversations get going on 'my property'. ๐Ÿ˜† It's interesting hearing about where other people live and where they've visited. Got back from my jaunt yesterday around 2:30pm. It was a nice day trip and a little cooler up in Prescott but I was tired and took a two hour nap, then went to bed at 8:30pm. Will get my film developed sometime today and do a post on it in a couple of days.

  6. daxonmacs says:

    It's amazing indeed, if you get the chance to visit it, remember to keep on breathing.

  7. derWandersmann says:

    Plitvice Lakes National Park … I think it's in Croatia … absolutely magnificent scenery.It was the subject of a PBS "Nature" prog … I've never gotten over it.

  8. derWandersmann says:

    Thank you.

  9. PainterWoman says:

    Oh, :doh: ….I guess I could have googled it.

  10. gdare says:


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