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Out On The Trail   Leave a comment

Romero Pools“Out On the Trail” — Image by kenne

Southern Arizona trails are very busy this time of year and unfortunately keeping search and rescue crews busy. Those of us who are frequently hiking the Santa Catalina Mountains are aware of some of its dangers. However, many of our winter visitors are not prepare for the rough terrain. This past Sunday the DPS copter crew had six rope rescues in the Catalinas, a one-day record.

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Upper Sabino Canyon Panoramas   Leave a comment

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hutchs-pool-panorama5-blogUpper Sabino Canyon Panoramas by kenne (February 10, 2017)

Valley in the sky

Surrounded on all sides by

Majestic ridges.

— kenne

Crossing Creek On West Fork Trail   Leave a comment

The SCVN Friday Hike last week was to Hutch’s Pool. This is a hike that is about eight miles from Tram Stop 9, which saves another eight miles by not hiking from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. About twenty hikers were hiking the Sabino Canyon Trail to the intersection of West Fork and East Fork trails. The East Fork goes to Sycamore Canyon, the West Fork to Hutch’s Pool. There are two water crossing to Hutch’s Pool, the first providing the lesser challenges of the two. Still, on this day the water was swift, just below the knee and ice cold.

Because of recent rains and snowmelt on Mt. Lemmon, the water flow was much higher than normal causing most hikers to turn back or take the East Fork to Sycamore Canyon. Five hikers decided to go on to Hutch’s Pool. The images and video or of their return crossing at the creek near where the Fork trail connects to the Sabino Canyon Trail.

Crossing Creek On West Fork Trail — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Video by kenne

Children of Achelous   Leave a comment

west-fork-trail-blogSwollen Streams in the Canyon — Image by kenne  

We are children

of the canyon,

enthralled

by nature’s beauty.

Once hearing

the sound of water

rushing over rocks

and around boulders,

carrying the spirit

of the mountains,

we are drawn to

its siren call — 

becoming

children of Achelous.

— kenne 

A Raven Morning   2 comments

scvn-nature-walk-01-18-12-raven-art-blog-iiA Raven Morning — Grunge Art by kenne

A raven morning

Darkness is fading away

But leave us the wind.

— kenne

 

Modern Footprints On The Trail   2 comments

footprints-0179-blog-iiModern Footprints On The Trail — Image by kenne

Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.

— John Muir

 

A Morning Delight Above The Sabino Dam   1 comment

hookers-evening-primrose-0159-3-art-blogHooker’s Evening Primrose (December 12, 2016) — Image by kenne

It has been warmer than average for this time of year.
Except for a few small pools of water, Sabino Creek is dry.
Yet, above the  Sabino Dam, a bee and I found this lone
Hooker’s Evening Primrose — a very pleasant surprise.

— kenne

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