Tanka Tuesday #224 Poet’s Choice; #Haibun
#Prescott Walk #11 Constellation Trail
Wide trails, narrow trails, Missed trail? Never lost --- for long, Perfect wandering
On a perfect February day, we were two of the few hikers wearing a coat. We found easy access to the Constellation Trail at the lower parking lot of the Phippen Museum in Prescott Valley, AZ. We thought that the trails we walked looked a little rugged for our new e-bikes.
Take your time, breathe in Breathe out, Stretch your arms up high Touch the sky with health.
The clear air deceives you. It is thinner and takes more effort to breathe for new comers and older hikers. There’s no need to rush. This is not a good trail for runners. Rock outcropping spring up in the middle of the trail. Main trails were marked with white dots.
Blink and you’ve veered off the main loop. One wrong step, and you’re separated from your walking buddy, but not for long. Maps appear out of nowhere. Or use the app on your phone.
If you stay on the broad trails along the mail loop, you can walk it in only 2. 4 miles or less than an hour if you don’t take pictures. We couldn’t resist the views of the Granite Dells, scruffy shrubs, an area of new homes, with the Flagstaff Mountains in the background.
Endorphin blue skies Daydreaming distant mountains Cliff structures --- enjoy. © 2021 Marsha Ingrao Haibun
One side trail that heads up to the top of the dells named The Lost Wall Mountain Biking Trail has only one review – “Not nearly as compelling as photos imply. All slow no flow.” Lost Wall Biking Trail
Vince and I were glad we left our bikes and took only our dog. Kalev enjoyed it.
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