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Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails   3 comments

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-6-72Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails On Mt. Lemmon (July 12, 2019) — Images by kenne

Before beginning our SCVN Friday hike on Mt. Lemmon, we crossed paths with an old friend, Jasmine.
Jasmine is well known to those hiking on Mt. Lemmon.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-72.jpgIt is common for hikers to rest on Sunset Rock taking in the view, especially at sunset.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-2-72Looking down on a part of the Sunset Trail where a group of kids are hiking

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-3-72We pause for the leader to hydrate and take a picture.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-4-72Some of the hikers decided to park their asses at Marshall Gulch.

 

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay by kenne

A very special wildflower that can be found on Mt. Lemmon. 
These images were taken along Sunset Trail to Marshell Gultch —
one of my favorite mountain wildflowers.

— kenne

Hiking Near Old Ski Run On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Old Ski Run Trail-1693 blog

Hiking the trail near the old ski run on Mt. Lemmon is a short hike with a good elevation change for the first hike of the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists summer schedule on Mt. Lemmon. With temperatures now going over 100  degrees down in the valley, temperatures in the 60’s make for great summer hiking conditions.

Open Fire Campers-1694 blog

The nice mountain weather conditions not only attract hikers but campers. The trail led us across campers with an open fire. Currently, the dry conditions in the Catalinas have caused the Forest Service to place Stage 1 restrictions on having wood burning campfires. We made sure the campers understood the restrictions, helped them cover the fire and called in the sighting.

Ricki Leading-1697 blogImages by kenne

We continued on back down the trail to the trailhead led by naturalist Ricki Mensching.  

Next week’s hike will be on the Box Camp Trail. We will be hiking to a rocky overlook providing a view into the upper Sabino Canyon and will be led by naturalist Tim Ralph.

— kenne

 

Hiking The Sunset Trail Out Of Marshall Gulch   Leave a comment

Marshall Gulch (1 of 1)-9 blogHiking The Sunset Trail Out Of Marshall Gulch On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

Marshall Gulch (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Sunset Trail (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Birthday Picnic for Ricki (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower Photo Essay — Back By Popular Demand   Leave a comment

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Thurber cinquefoil Wildflowers (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne

The Sunset Trail leading to Marshall Gulch is where you can find plenty of Thurber cinquefoil blooming this summer on Mt. Lemmon. I first learned of this beautiful wildflower from my Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) friends in 2012 and continue to find it enjoyable to photograph — yes, “Back by popular demand!”

— kenne

View from Sunset Rock On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

View from Sunset Rock (1 of 1) blogSouth View from Sunset Rock off of Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains (August 12, 2016)
— Images by kenne

Hikers (1 of 1) blogStanding on Sunset Rock, Paul Kriegshauser, who has a cabin in the Mt. Lemmon community of Summerhaven,
shares some of his knowledge of Mt. Lemmon with Tom Skinner, Ricki Mensching (partially blocked by Tom),
Alice Bird and Phil Bentley.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Mt. Lemmon Mushrooms — A Photo Essay   1 comment

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Hiking the Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne

 

Thurber Cinquefoil Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil (1 of 1) Art blog

Thurber Cinquefoil Grunge Art — Image by kenne

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