Green Mountain Blues   5 comments

Green Mountain TrailSan Pedro River Valley from Green Mountain (April 19, 2013) — Image by kenne

Green Mountain Blues

Today I heard the Burro Fire
is burning near the
Green Mountain Trail,
one of many beautiful trails
in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The trail begins in a
lush and green forest
ponderosa pines, 
Douglas firs and sloping 
rock formations leading
to the top of Green Mountain.

Soon the forest changes
to oaks and manzanitas
allowing for spectacular
panoramic views of the
San Pedro River Valley
to the northeast.
(The direction of the Burro Fire.)

Unless your feet carry you
it’s not likely most people
will every see these
Sky Island vistas hidden
from the mainstream of people
driving Catalina Highway.

Today I sit at my computer
going through blog posting
of hiking the Green Mountain trail
hoping firefighters will contain
the Burro Fire before it
destroys Green Mountain.

In each of the many photos
I have taken I feel the mountain
and listen to myself
trying to put feeling into words,
which I say without listening
then I hear it without saying.

The images I possess
have recorded what was
in time will recapture
new vistas open for view
through nature’s door
hinged in the air.

— kenne

Green Mountain Trail

Other Posting:

https://kenneturner.com/2013/04/23/hiking-green-mountain-trail-to-guthrie-peak/

https://kenneturner.com/2013/05/25/rock-along-the-green-mountain-trail/

https://kenneturner.com/2015/10/17/hiking-green-mountain-trail-to-guthrie-peak-2/

https://kenneturner.com/2016/04/25/green-mountain-trail-to-guthrie-peak-photo-essay/

 

5 responses to “Green Mountain Blues

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  1. I hate to see forest fires but they’ve been going on for thousands of years and the renewal of vegetation always follows. Beautiful photo.

  2. My memories of the Green Mountain to Guthrie hike, with you and Tim, will never go up in smoke! Thank you for reverencing the secrets of the Catalinas, kenne.

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