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    is this balancing rock @ granite basin?

    yesterday my friend threesticks and i drove to prescott for a fun and cool ride at granite basin. we started at the williamson valley road TH. we wanted to ride the uphill 347 to metate, explore some of the trails south of the park road and enjoy the fun downhill flow back to the car.

    near metate, coming down on 351, we continued on it till it ended on 349. we turned left and rode until yours truly got tired of the climbing (maybe 1 mile) and we turned around before reaching the end of the private land marking. ANYway, on the first part of 349 we saw this rock and wondered if it is "balancing rock".

    ah, the ride back on 349 was sweet dH. next time (prolly in the spring as it was a cool 49F) we'll start 349 from cayuse...
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    yes that is balancing rock in Granite Basin

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbtrfly
    yes that is balancing rock in Granite Basin
    thank you humbtrfly for the reply.
    since we didn't ride the whole trail, we didn't know!

    i was wondering why so many people viewed the post but nobody responded. it wasn't that hard a question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    it wasn't that hard a question!

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    kaboose oh yes it is...do you know how many balancing rocks there are out there?
    I've been riding that trail for years and I was not sure if that was "the" balancing rock

    Thanks for clearing that up humbtrfly

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    There are many "balancing rocks" at GB. This one is next to the road near the Kayuse TH. What came first, the rock or the tree?

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    I've never even heard of Balancing Rock. I need to pay closer attention, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ_AlanS
    There are many "balancing rocks" at GB.
    ah well, that explains the lack of earlier responses. since the trail is called "balancing rock" even in the park's brochure, we thought it was a well-established fact which one it was.

    next time i'll just ride and ignore all the surroundings...naaaah!!
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    I suggest you visit Judge Rock Kaboose, it's off of trail 347, and it's just a big wide-open rock-area that is kind of cool. You *can* ride on it, but that's for the more extreme ones. Still, it's worth the small deviation to just take a look. It's on the West side of the trail, and there are a few little stump-barriers on the side of the trail that mark where it's at.
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    thanks Jayem.
    I'll have to check that out.
    there is a cool large rock near the 348 numbers on your map.
    back before they paved the main road in, we stop and have lunch on top of it.
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    Not quite as impressive as the balancing rock in Arches, is it? I had no idea we had our own "balancing rock." We should sell tickets!!

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    In Indiana we had Turkey Rock... a 4-ton boulder 30 feet up in a tree and nobody knew how it got there. Wacky Hoosiers.

    The boulder fell outta the tree a year or two ago. No more selling tickets.

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