Hiking From Marshall Gulch Up To Marshall Saddle On To Wilderness Rocks Trail   1 comment

Recent storms on the mountain downed this old ponderosa or Arizona pine (not sure which, if either). Image by kenne

Last Friday, we were hiking with the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) from Marshall Gulch up to Marshall Saddle on to Wilderness Rocks. This particular hike took place after an early morning shower, with temps in the upper 50’s. The high humidity made it feel like we were hiking in the great northwest, not in southeast Arizona just 45 minutes north of  Tucson. Recent rains  have given life to the mountain streams and brought on many beautiful wildflowers — a great place for naturalists. This time of year, the mountain provides a great hiking escape from the summer desert.

kenne

(Flickr Slideshow)

Photos and video by kenne

One response to “Hiking From Marshall Gulch Up To Marshall Saddle On To Wilderness Rocks Trail

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  1. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    It was Friday, four weeks ago that lightning started the Bighorn Fire. Crews on Thursday switched into the mop-up mode. The fire has burned 118,710 acres or 187 sq miles and is 58% contained. We’ve told that the fire burned parts of Marshell Gulch and the Wilderness Rocks area. This reblog is of a posting from August 16, 2011, containing a video of the hike. I had to think that this beautiful area on Mt. Lemmon has been scarred. We are still waiting for the monsoon rains to start and put out the remaining fires. — kenne

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