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When a Hike Becomes A Nature Walk   Leave a comment

At first glance, you might think these two images are of the same mountain wildflower.
Wrong, my friend, with the help of fellow hiker and naturalist, David Dean,
I’m able to pass on the correct identification.

Mountain flowers have a way of slowing the pace of a hike to the pace of a nature walk, especially when hiking with very knowledgeable people — Thanks, David. 

— kenne

western dayflower (1 of 1)-2 blogWestern Dayflower, Commelina dianthifolia
(Mt. Lemmon, August 12, 2016)
— Image by kenne

Spiderwort (1 of 1) blogSpiderwort, Tradescantia
(Mt. Lemmon, August 12, 2016)
— Image by kenne

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Hiking The Sycamore Canyon/Reservoir Trail   3 comments

SCVN members Ann, Jeff and I were the guides for a small group of five hikers yesterday hiking the Sycamore Canyon/Reservoir out of the Gordon Hirabayashi campground. The campground is at 5,000 feet, a little over half way up Mt. Lemmon. One of my favorite hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains, the trail leads up to Shreve Saddle where hikers stop to take in beautiful mid-range views before following the trail down to the reservoir, 2.5 miles from the campgrounds. The elevation change is approximately 600 feet.

SCVN Friday Hike 10-09-15 (1 of 1) blogA group picture at Streve Saddle.

SCVN Friday Hike 10-09-15 (1 of 1)-2 blogThe Sycamore Canyon Reservoir Trail just below Shreve Saddle.SCVN Friday Hike 10-09-15 (1 of 1)-3 blog

Hiker Liz pauses to observe the waters of Sabino Creek flowing over the reservoir dam.
SCVN Friday Hike 10-09-15 (1 of 1)-6 blogLiz is one of the new SCVN trainees.

SCVN Friday Hike 10-09-15 (1 of 1)-5 blogLooking down at the base of the dam with a view of Thimble Peak.

SCVN Friday Hike 10-09-15 (1 of 1)-4 blogMany Turpentine Bushes are in bloom in the canyon. — Images by kenne

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