The Feet Have It!   1 comment

Hutch's Pool (1 of 1)-11 B-W blog framedThe Feet Have It! — Imager by kenne


Be kind to your feet

Transporting you to and from

You keep on walking.

– kenne 

Appalachian Mountain Club Hikes To Hutch’s Pool In The Santa Catalina Mountains   4 comments

Appalachian Mountain Club, April 8, 2014 Hiking the Hutch’s Pool trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the “tiled” images to see larger view in a sladeshow format.)

The club members conducted this eight mile hike on a beautiful warm day (in the 90′s upon return). This was their third day of hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The heat began to affect some, but nothing we were not able to handle with the help of SCVN member, Ed Rawl.

On the return one hiker started having a foot problem — now I know Ed hikes with several inserts in his backpack, so he was able to reduce some of the hiker’s pain on the way back. 
Ed also came to the aid of a hiker having stomach pains on our return in the heat of the day. He had her sit down, poured some of her water on her and proceeded to pour water from one of his “old sock” covered bottles of ice water into her empty bottle. In no time the hiker was feeling much better — thanks, Ed. Now I know what to do with my old socks.


Capturing The Moment — Parish Larkspur Wildflower   4 comments


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Wildflower (1 of 1) b framedParish Larkspur (Delphinium parishii) — Image by kenne

This deep blue wildflower was near the Hutch’s Pool trail at about 3,900 ft. in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness above the Sabino Basin. I needed help in identifying this beautiful deep blue wildflower, which I received from fellow SCVN members. This one is a much deeper blue than the one pictured in Frank Rose’s “Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona.” The conditions have been very dry in the Catalina Mountains this Spring, producing fewer than normal wildflowers. This larkspur was all alone.


Nature’s Bowl Of Love   Leave a comment

Flowers (1 of 1) blogNature’s Bowl of Love — Image by kenne

Nature’s bowl of love

Beauty to the eye and heart,

“Earth laughs in flowers.”

– kenne


Appalachian Mountain Club Hikes Blackett’s Ridge – II   Leave a comment

AMC Hiking Blackett’s Ridge, April 7, 2014. — Images and video by kenne
(Click on any of the tiled images to see a larger view in a slideshow.)

This is the second of two postings on AMC hike on Blackett’s Ridge. The 1st posting was on April 8th

Enjoy. The next AMC posting will be on hiking to Hutch’s Pool


Capturing The Moment — Picacho Peak   Leave a comment

Picacho Peak (1 of 1)-2 blog framedPicacho Peak — Image by kenne

A real butt-kicker

This big peak climbed by many

Truth defines this hike.

– kenne


A Brother Lost   8 comments

Brother at Sunrise (1 of 1) blog framedBrother at Sunrise — Image by kenne

A Brother Lost

Now that it’s daylight at five,
I am awaken by the
Soft sounds of morning doves,

Delaying for a moment
My feet hitting the floor –
Just long enough

To think about my brother
Who no longer writes, 
Calls, or returns mine. 

There’s no reason.
He has never needed
A reason to not call – 

For him,
calls need a reason, 
even made up ones –

Sharing a quote,
Name now forgotten,
Need to reach out.

Now lost in the northwest,
Imprisoned by his mind,
Lacking courage to create.

Now each day I live with
Words no longer spoken,
Words no longer written.

– kenne 


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