Welcome to Walker Community!
Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.
Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.
Everyone loves it here.
Walker Fire Protection Association Support the volunteer fire department here in Walker.
Walker Community Action Alliance Support community services other than those for the fire department.
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Walker Community News
As everyone probably knows we have had an usually warm and dry winter which
creates visibility for an early start to a very long fire season. There
have already been fires in the southern part of the state. Roughly 90% of
fires are human caused whether that is intentionally or unintentionally
which means that our safety relies extensively on our behavior.
Usually in May, the county issues restrictions the prohibit fires which
means no burn piles, no warming fires, no smoking outside and no work
outside that generates sparks. In case it is not clear this includes
private property. This year there is a very good chance that […]
We got an email from the Walker Fire Dept. this morning.
Usually at this time of year we start to hear about expectations for the upcoming fire season from the US Forest Service and for 2018, expectations are for a bad fire season.
The expectation for last year’s fire season was greater danger at elevations lower than Walker which is exactly how it played out, the Goodwin Fire started in lower elevations and threatened us.
This year, due to the La Nina effect of a warmer drier winter, which is what we have had, the […]
We got about 6 inches of snow last night night, Saturday, Jan. 20.
This morning was sunny and bright, but still cold. We had a low of 18 degrees at our house.
As I drove out this morning, about 11:00am, there were 2 vehicles behind me on Walker Road.
As we came up to the hill about a half mile past the mail boxes, the steep one, I saw two trucks slowly coming up the hill.
I know that’s a steep hill and if there’s any ice at all, it’s easy to get stuck.
We sat and watched as the first truck slowed and the […]
Power Outage in Walker 10:00pm Jan. 15th.
Nothing on the APS outage map, but Walker WiFi is working fine on battery backup.
We’re up and running on our generator. Not another light in the valley that I can see.
Leave a comment if you know something.
10:20pm – APS Outage Map says:
Location: Walker; Minnie Mine Rd. to Carlise Rd. and Walker Rd. to Big Bug Mesa Rd.
People Affected: 670
Start: 1/15/2018 10:03 am
Estimated Restoration: 1/16/2018 3:15 am
As I was leaving on Sunday morning, about 11:15, I came upon an SUV that had rolled over into the ditch on the side of Walker Road, just across from the fire station.
Sheriffs and Walker Fire were there, directing traffic. No ambulance, but people standing around, so I assume no one was hurt.
A flat bed tow truck was there getting ready to pull it upright and haul it away.
My guess from the skid marks and the location was that the slight bend at the fire station, along with some dampness form melting snow, caught the driver by […]
We got about 3 inches last night. It started to rain about Noon, with rainbows even.
Bright sunny skies turned overcast and rainy by 5pm. The wind had gusts up to 20mph.
About 9:00pm last night, it got really quiet.
The rain had turned to snow.
By 10:00pm, there was an inch or more on the ground.
This morning, it was about 3 inches.
Snow at last. Snow at last. Thank God almighty. There’s snow at last.
(And not too much!) […]
I’ve launched a new website. It’s about Everything Good In Prescott.
The first post is about the story of the Birth Place of Prescott, which has Joseph Rutherford Walker as a central character and our little valley as a setting.
There’s a video that I made a while back that might be interesting to watch. I’m not a fan, but then it’s got me in it, so I’m self conscious.
Click the link below to go read it.
My first idea for this web site was to produce a new video each week.
After making 2 of them, I realized that […]
On Wednesday, December 6 Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of livestock on Walker Road, which travels through the Prescott National Forest near Lynx Lake. Responders found that livestock had exited through a hole cut in the fence by someone to gain access to an illegal recreation trail. Walker Road has a speed limit of 50 mph and motorists do not expect to see livestock on this road, making this a dangerous situation as livestock can easily run into the road, in front of a fast moving vehicle. Once they exit through a hole in a fence […]
Nick Wold at Walker WiFi sent out his winter tips email.
Good info in here and winter IS coming.
It’s that time of year again or our friendly winter reminder. I know it seems like we’re not going to get much winter based on our moderate fall temperatures, BUT…, you know it’s coming. Brrr…
As I have visited with many of you over the years in Walker; one topic I hear about that makes me cringe are the stories of extensive water damage due to burst water pipes from frozen water in Walker cabins. There […]
Interesting article in the Courier today about 3 “Amazing Places” off Walker Road.
Personally, I think every place off Walker Road is amazing, but he did pick three good ones in the article.
1. The Pink Car
2. The 100 Mailboxes
3. Blue John Mine.
I recently stumbled across the Blue John Mine. Have you ever been to it?
For the third Amazing Place (Blue John Mine) you have to leave Walker Road. Go past the mailboxes onto Pine Mountain Road (FR 9404H) for half a mile (going north). It’s a dirt road that is steep, bumpy and narrow in places (don’t try this […]