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SCVN Friday Hike — Blackett’s Ridge   Leave a comment




blacketts-ridge-panorama-1-of-1-blogSCVN Friday Hike, Blackett’s Ridge (November 4, 2016) — iPhone Images by kenne

With morning temperatures in the 50’s & 60’s, our Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists Friday hikes are now off Mt. Lemmon and back in the canyon. Today’s hike was one of my favorite, Blackett’s Ridge that runs between Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon. 

The 6.3-mile hike begins at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center and is relatively flat for the first 1.5 miles before the trail becomes very rocky, turning into a series of 36 switchbacks, with an elevation change of 1800 feet for the next 1.5 miles. 

The trail hasn’t changed much over the six years I have been hiking Blackett’s, and I would like to say the same for me, but my old body is beginning to signal that it might not be willing to hike trails with this much elevation change in such a short distance.


Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…

–John Muir



Bear Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Hiking to 7 Falls Panorama (1 of 1) blogBear Canyon Panorama — Image by kenne

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Eyes Closed Creating A Zen Moment   1 comment

Japanese Garden (1 of 1)-4_art III blog“A Zen Moment” — Computer Painting by kenne

on the scene
I close my eyes
to what was there
now captured 
in my mind’s eye
painting it with
my imagination —
taking a new course.

— kenne 

What Path Will You Take? I Wonder II   Leave a comment

7 Falls (1 of 1)-10 What Path Will You Take blogWhat Path Will You Take? — Image by kenne

Posted April 4, 2015 by kenneturner in Capturing the Moment, Information, Life, Nature, Poetry

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Gila Monster Sightings   1 comment

Gila Moster (1 of 1) blogGila Monster — Image by kenne

Frequent sightings
driven by hunger and
spring mating —
morning walks in
black, pink and orange.

— kenne

I Went Out Today   3 comments

SCVN Hikers (1 of 1) blogSabino Canyon — Images by kenne

I went out today

hiking in Bear Canyon

rock hopping

across the creek 

seven times 

to seven falls —

still integrating 


with nature.

— kenne

SCVN Hikers (1 of 1)-2 blog

Posted April 3, 2015 by kenneturner in 7 Falls, Information, Nature, Wildflowers

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Looking Back In Time   Leave a comment

Bear Canyon (1 of 1) Sepia art blog“Looking Back In Time” — Image by kenne

Picture framed moment

The present is now the past

Looking back in time

— kenne

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