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King Canyon Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

King Canyon Trail Panorama by kenne

“I don’t see the desert as barren at all;
I see it as full and ripe.
It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain.
It certainly needs rain,
but it does with what it has,
and creates amazing beauty.”

— Joy Harjo

Posted March 23, 2021 by kenneturner in Arizona, Hiking, Information, Panorama, Photography

Oral Valley/Tucson Basin Panorama   1 comment

Oral Valley/ Tucson Basin Panorama by kenne

This panorama was created from three images taken from Wasson Peak, atop the Tucson Mountains March 13, 2015.
The Tortolita Mountains are to the left, Santa Catalina Mountains in the middle,
and the Rincon Mountain off to the right.

Trails Near Sabino Creek Panorama   Leave a comment

Trails Near Sabino Creek — Panorama by kenne

“O ye’ll tak’ the high trail, and I’ll tak’ the low trail,
And I’ll be in Sabino Canyon a’fore ye . . .”

Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Panorama by kenne

Our Tucson blue sky

a very special color

shared with jet contrails.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Panorama   4 comments

Sabino Canyon Panorama (February 9,2021) by kenne

Vista Ramada

the ones who live in the desert,
if you knew them
you would understand everything.

— Lucille Clifton

A Wintery Morning In Tucson   1 comment

Northwest View from the Patio (Catalina Foothills) — Image by kenne

The clouds opened up just log enough to get this photo this morning. 

 

Patio Panorama Northwest View

The view now is solid gray.

Patio Panorama Southern View (Look carefully and you will see large Snowflakes)

So far we have receive about an inch of rain here in Tucson with Mt Lemmon getting 12 inches of snow.
We need the moisture after 2020 being the driest year on record.

— kenne

Following The Old Stagecoach Route Though Doubtful Canyon   7 comments

Doubtful Canyon Ranch — Image by kenne

Today ranches exist along the narrow privative road through Doubtful Canyon.
In the 1860’s the Butterfield Overland Stage route went through the canyon.

Apache Raiders made passage through the canyon very ‘DOUBTFUL!’
In April 1861 the Giddings’ Party was ambush near Steins Peak stagecoach station.
Cochise and his Apaches killed nine men, but reserved the worst torture for those captured alive.  

Doubtful Canyon Ranch

In 2012, Tom, Steve, and I decided to follow the old stagecoach route through Doubtful Canyon, which we began in the small ranch town of San Simon. Once making it through the canyon, we planned to stay overnight in Lordsburg, New Mexico.
The old road, now used primarily by area ranchers, is very premature. There were some places. 
The road was so narrow that you could not pass through without the bushes scraping the sides of the truck.
Still, other places were wide-open rangeland having only an occasional gate we would have to stop and open.

Our goal was to find the Giddings Grave Marker, which was marked on our maps. We also knew the location was on the lowest northwest slope of Steins Peak. Even though we scattered out, crisscrossing the area, we were not able to find the marker. Here’s a picture of the area where the grave sits, which I found on the Internet.

John Giddings Marker

Doubtful Canyon Panorama

Sedona Red Rock Country   4 comments

Sedona Red Rock Country — Panorama by kenne

“In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.”

Winter In The Canyon   3 comments

The Bluff Trail In Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne
The bluff trail runs a short distance from Sabino Canyon Road to Sabino Creek.

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

Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes   Leave a comment

Durango Colorado Saloon — Panorama by kenne

“Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes”

Oscar Wilde is credited with the line, ‘Work is the curse of the drinking classes’.
It is a play on the phrase ‘drink is the curse of the working classes’
where the posh people would say that people are poor because they ‘indulge’ too much,
forgetting at the same time that the aristocracy and self-righteous middle classes
drank and ate far too much but of course, had the money to do it.

Blue Skies Above Star Pass Trail   5 comments

Blue Skies Above Star Pass Trail — Panorama by kenne

Upper Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Three images merged in Photoshop to create this Panorama by kenne

Waiting for Monsoon Rains   4 comments

July Sunset-72

July Sunset-2-72July Sunset — Images by kenne

No monsoon

rain

scorch earth

fire

mountain trails

closed

sheltering at home,

still.

— kenne

 

Santa Catalina Mountains   2 comments

Douglas Springs HikeView of the Santa Catalina Mountains from the Douglas Spring Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Panorama by kenne

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