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Hiker On The Phoneline Trail   2 comments

Phoneline 12-21-12Hiker On The Phoneline Trail (December in Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

There’s no remaking reality…

Just take it as it comes.

Hold your ground and

take it as it comes.

There’s no other way.

— Philip Roth

Sabino Canyon Friday Hike   3 comments

Up until the day before the Hutch’s Pool hike,

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He wasn’t sure he was going to do this SCVN Friday Hike.
It had been two years since he last hiked to Hutch’s Pool,
a combined eight miles up and back.

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This eight-mile hike usually starts at Stop 9 on the Shuttle route,
So hiking would provide his first opportunity to ride the new all-electric Suttle.

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Here the Sabino Canyon Trail intersects with the Phoneline Trail.

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The Sabino Canyon Trail winds along the east canyon ridge before 

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Opening into beautiful views of the upper canyon.

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Although it was a great day for a hike to Hutch’s Pool, he began to fall behind the hiking group.

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Frustrated by reoccurring joint issues, he decided to turn his back on the upper canyon,
starting the hike back to Shuttle Stop 9, then walking the remaining four miles on the Shuttle Road back to the Visitors Center. 

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In the end, he still did a combined hike/walk over eight miles on a beautiful sunny day in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

— kenne

Life Goes On   Leave a comment

phoneline-trail-0629-blog-framed“Life Goes On” — Image by kenne
(Note Small Saguaro Next to the Dead Saguaro)

A young saguaro cactus usually starts life under the protection of a mesquite or palo verde tree, call a nurse tree. When this two-foot saguaro next to the dead saguaro began life, at least 15 years ago, it was next to a stately saguaro along the Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon. Last year the elder saguaro died, leaving behind the young saguaro having provided a well-protected beginning to life.

— kenne

Hiking Phoneline Trail — Photo Essay   1 comment

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Panorama View of Sabino Canyon from Phoneline Trail (February 3, 2017)

SCVN Friday Hike on Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon.

“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life.
It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”

― Janice Anderson

(Click on any of the Tiled Images for Larger View in a Slideshow Format.)

Images by kenne

 

Desert Silhouette   7 comments

Dead Saguaro Shadow_0899-ghost-of-desert-past-blog“Desert Silhouette” 

Desert Silhouette

A dead saguaro

Stands silhouetted

Against the morning sky

A darken symbol of life

As a lone hiker looks up

From the trail below

Still in the canyon shadow

Pondering the meaning

Of this dark creature

As shadows move

Down the canyon walls

Vanishing the silhouette

And any creature thoughts

Only to leave behind

The remains of what was

A Sonoran desert giant.

— kenne

Panorama — Tram Road In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Phoneline View_Panorama1 blogTram Road In Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne
View from Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon looking toward the Visitor Center and Tucson.

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