Archive for the ‘Hiking’ Category

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail   2 comments

De Anza Trail In Southern Arizona Near Tubac, Arizona — Image by kenne

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible.
To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple,
obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”

— Thomas Moore

Happy Valley Saddle   Leave a comment

Hidden Pasture Trail In The Rincon Mountains — Panorama by kenne

Hidden Pasture Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located off of Mescal Road
on the eastern side of the Rincon Mountains in the Little Rincons.
Hiking to Hidden Pasture provides great Rincon Peak vistas to the west.

— kenne

I’ll Take A Saguaro On The Rocks   3 comments

“I’ll Take A Saguaro On The Rocks” — Image by kenne

 

Deer In Madera Canyon   1 comment

Deer In Madera Canyon — Image by kenne

the young buck stares back

as I point my camera

in his direction

— kenne

Wilderness of Rocks Trail   3 comments

Wilderness of Rocks Trail In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.”

– Albert Camus

 

Half Moon Art   Leave a comment

Near Hutch’s Pool in the Santa Catalina Mountains (11/18/11) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

For what is the moon, that it haunts us,
this impudent companion immigrated
from the system’s less fortunate margins,
the realm of dust collected in orbs?

— from the poem Half Moon, Small Cloud by John Updike

The Sky Above, The Earth Below   1 comment

View Above Hutch’s Pool In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“In those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant,
it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches,
and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.”

— John P. Milton

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail — Image by kenne

We name time when we say:

every thing has its time.

This means:

everything which actually is,

every being comes and goes at the right time

and remains for a time during the time allotted to it.

Every thing has its time.

— Martin Heidegger

Sabino Canyon Saguaros   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Saguaros — Image by kenne

At every moment of our lives,

we all have one foot in a fairy tale

and the other in the abyss.

— Paulo Coelho

Making The Best Out Of What Remains   1 comment

Making The Best Out Of What Remains’ — Image by kenne

Hiking in the fall

The mountains drought continues

Still no sign of rain.

— kenne

Tarantula on Bug Springs Trail   1 comment

Tarantula on Bug Springs Trail (November 13, 2020) — Image by kenne

I spotted the young tarantula while hiking the Bug Springs trail last Friday
in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The trail’s elevation is between 5,000/6,000′
elevation as we continue hiking at lower levels of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

— kenne

Lower Box Camp Trail   2 comments

Lower Box Camp Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains (09/06/19)– Image by kenne

When hiking the Box  Camp Trail, the top part of the trail is in the Pine Forest biome,
where the dominant plants are  AZ Pine, SW White Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and
occasional Douglas-Fir. This image shows a view of the Tucson basin and the
Santa Rita Mountain to the south
, where the Oak Woodland biome takes over (5,000′ – 6,000′).

— kenne

Boy And His Girlfriend   1 comment

No Way To Hike In The Desert! — Image by kenne

No water.

No hats.

No hiking boots.

No sunscreen.

No common sense.

No way!

— kenne

Mushroom and Leaves   Leave a comment

Mushroom and Leaves — Image by kenne

“In our finest hours…the soul of the country manifests itself in an
inclination to open our arms rather than to clench our fists; to look
out rather than to turn inward; to accept rather than to reject. In so
doing, America has grown ever stronger, confident that the choice of
light over dark is the means by which we pursue progress.”
 
― Jon Meacham, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
 

Mountain Dreams   1 comment

Looking Forward to Hiking Soon In The Catalina Mountains 

Affective September 21, 2020 some of the trails are now open in the
Santa Catalina Mountains after closure after the Bighorn Fire.
These trails remain closed at the burn scar boundary due to hazards that can cause injuries.

Oracle Ridge Trail #1 (3.2 miles)
Brush Corral Trail #19 (1.75 miles)
Mint Spring Trail #20 (0.3 mile)
Box Camp Trail #22 (3.5 miles)
Sabino West Fork Trail #24 (1 mile)
Esperero Trail #25 (3.3 miles)
Finger Rock Trail #42 (1.5 miles)
Pima Canyon Trail #62 (2.4 miles)
Ventana Trail #98 (2 miles)
Pontatoc Trail #410 (2 miles)
Guthrie trail #704A (0.5 mile)
Arizona Trail (32.5 miles)

— kenne

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