The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is a 7-mile round trip hike. Since many people will not get the chance to do the hike I wanted to share some pictures that Nigel Reynolds took on his last hike. The hike is a 4 hour plus round trip hike. Please bring adequate food and water. There is no access to drinking water along the trail. Those making the 7-mile hike should begin before 12 pm and carry a flashlight in the event hiking out after dark becomes necessary. These instructions are from the Arizona State Parks and Trails guide.
This is a great time of year to visit the Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountain in Yarnell Arizona. We have lovely weather and a friendly town. The Shrine started construction in the 1930's and is a peaceful place to relax and visit. They are open every day during daylight hours and it is free to the public. We would like to thank Kurt Florman for taking these great photos.