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Fall On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw Colors (1 of 1)_contrast blogThe Woods Near Aspen Draw On Mt. Lemmon In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

The higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains provide plenty of fall colors from the variety of vegetation — bedstraw, bigtooth maple, cliffbush, corkbark fir, Douglas-fir, Gambel oak,mountain parsley, mountain snowberry, New Mexico locust, New Mexico raspberry, quaking aspen, Rocky Mountain maple, silverleaf oak,southwestern white pine and white fir.

— kenne

“Instead of just recording reality,

photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us,

thereby changing the very idea of reality, and of realism.”

— Susan Sontag

View From The Mountains   2 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013View from Mt. Lemmon to the Tucson Valley. — Image by kenne

Ben Mor

I once stood upon a mountain top
And felt the wind that wouldn’t stop
I held a rock forever old
Heard all its stories left untold
It’s cape of green laid out below
The rainstorm coming grey and slow
High above the world I knew
Surrounded by a sea deep and blue

When I climbed down the stone remained
My own life’s story deep ingrained
The thistles prick, the golden sun
The painted hills are all now done
And though I left a piece behind
I took the mountain, in my mind

— Kara Honthumb

Capturing The Moment — Mushrooms On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013

Aspen Draw August 2013

Aspen Draw August 2013Mushrooms On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

Hiking The Aspen Draw, Mt. Lemmon Trail And The Meadow Trail   5 comments

SCVN Friday Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne (Click on any of the images to see slide show.)

6b41d7e0b974f08ab70e4e520531266fYesterday’s SCVN Friday Hike started at the Ski Valley parking lot where we took the Aspen Draw trail up to the top of the ski runs, then the Mt. Lemmon trail, looping back on the Meadow Trail. Combining these three trails gave us a six-mile hike with an elevation change of 1,200 feet. The hike included a stop of the Lemmon Rock Lookout.

The weather was great, so I was able to get a lot of photos, which I will be sharing, starting with the previous post and some others after this posting.

The SCVN summer hikes on Mt. Lemmon will conclude after the two remaining hikes (August 23 & 30). The SCVN lead hikes are part of our Public Interpretation program, which includes Walks, Hikes, and Demos, designed to help participants learn about and experience the wonders of Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Sonoran Desert. 


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