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Appalachian Mountain Club Hike Mt Wrightson In Madera Canyon   Leave a comment

Appalachian Mountain Club Hike Mt Wrightson In Madera Canyon — Images by kenne
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This hike by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) was their last in the Tucson area. We are pleased to have been able to hike with them and share our (SCVN) knowledge and experience of hiking the trails of southern Arizona.

This is the last in a series of postings on the AMC visit to the Sonoran Desert, so let’s remember for a moment . . .

Let’s remember for a moment,
the trail head gatherings,
the greetings, the smiles,
the joy of another hike.

Let’s remember for a moment,
the steep climbs, the switchbacks,
the majestic views at the top,
the masterful returns.

Let’s remember for a moment,
the trail fellowship,
sharing who we are
and common interests.

Let’s remember for a moment,
the pools near mountain trails,
resting tired feet in the cold water,
watching others jump in.

Let’s remember the moment,
the hike alone ridges of granite
and the juxtapositions of water-loving
and drought-tolerating plants.

Let’s remember for a moment,
the rich biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert
which the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
illustrates through its ecological theater.

Let’s remember for a moment,
the images captured by
our mind’s eye,
lasting images to share.

Let’s remember for a moment,
that which we have added
to life’s experiences forming
a better understanding of self.

Let’s remember for a moment,
the desire, the drive to see 
what lies just over the next ridge,
on the other side of the mountain.

Let’s remember for a moment,
lots of mountains, few streams —
all dry this time of year, and my
turning back at the base of Old Baldy.

Let’s remember for a moment,
my friends from New England,
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome,
dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” *

— kenne

* Edward Abbey

Appalachian Mountain Club Hikes To Hutch’s Pool In The Santa Catalina Mountains   4 comments

Appalachian Mountain Club, April 8, 2014 Hiking the Hutch’s Pool trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Images by kenne
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The club members conducted this eight mile hike on a beautiful warm day (in the 90’s upon return). This was their third day of hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The heat began to affect some, but nothing we were not able to handle with the help of SCVN member, Ed Rawl.

On the return one hiker started having a foot problem — now I know Ed hikes with several inserts in his backpack, so he was able to reduce some of the hiker’s pain on the way back. 
Ed also came to the aid of a hiker having stomach pains on our return in the heat of the day. He had her sit down, poured some of her water on her and proceeded to pour water from one of his “old sock” covered bottles of ice water into her empty bottle. In no time the hiker was feeling much better — thanks, Ed. Now I know what to do with my old socks.

kenne

Appalachian Mountain Club Hikes Blackett’s Ridge – II   Leave a comment

AMC Hiking Blackett’s Ridge, April 7, 2014. — Images and video by kenne
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This is the second of two postings on AMC hike on Blackett’s Ridge. The 1st posting was on April 8th

Enjoy. The next AMC posting will be on hiking to Hutch’s Pool

kenne

Appalanhian Mountain Club Hikes To Romero Pools   Leave a comment

George Schott (co-leader) & Linda Moraski (leader)

George Schott (co-leader) & Linda Moraski (leader)

On April 6th, The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) began a week of hiking in the Tucson area. The first hike started in Catalina State Park, following the Romero Pool Trail in the Push Ridge area of the Catalina mountains. Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, Tim Ralph and myself, along with Mike Harris, lead guide in the Southern Arizona Hiking Club, shared the roles of hosts and guides for the hiking group from the east.  The AMC Adventure Travel group of sixteen was under the leadership of Linda Moraski (leader) and George Schott (co-leader).

Additional postings of the AMC time in Tucson will take place over the next week. 

kenne

 

Images & Video by kenne

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Appalachian Mountain Club Hikes Blackett’s Ridge Trail – I   1 comment

Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Is Spending a Week Hiking In the Area. Blackett’s Ridge Images by kenne

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