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Come With Me   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Panorama(View from Blacketts Ridge- blog.jpgSabino Canyon as Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Come with me to Blackett’s Ridge
To hike a rocky switch-back trail.
A deep gorge designates the end
Overlooking converging canyons. 
White clouds hang from a blue sky.
Now we wait for the sun to go down
When we will return to the trailhead
Under the light of the harvest moon.

— kenne

Where All The Desert Beauty Runs Together — Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Blacket's Ridge Nov 1st 2013-8638 blog IIView from Blackett’s Ridge of Sabino Canyon (11/01/13) — Image by kenne

Canyons, big or small
Gathering nature’s beauty
Takes your breath away.

— kenne

End Of The Trail   Leave a comment

End of the Trail-1 blogBlackett’s Ridge Between Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Image by kenne

My days as a hiking guide
May soon have long since passed
But, for this hiker, the trail never ends.

The call of the trail has not silenced
In the course of the coyote’s song
Echoing down through the canyon.

The pace may have slowed,
Canyon walls gotten steeper
Only to be balanced by desire.

But out there in the canyons
The ghosts of young trail runners
Brings back images for the past.

Casting strides to the wind
Hiking trails that have no end
Chasing trail-dust on the wind.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Picnic Site   Leave a comment

Romero PoolsSabino Canyon Picnic Site with View of Thimble Peak (February 2017) — Image by kenne

Thimble Peak (Elevation 5,323 ft.) is a landmark in the Santa Catalina Mountains on the ridge that divides Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon.

— kenne

Blackett’s Ridge Trail   1 comment

blackets-trail-thimple-peak-1-of-1-blogBlackett’s Ridge Trail — iPhone Image by kenne

I exist in thought and action,
continually interpreting each
not knowing myself once and for all,
never being present once and for all.

I exist in mind and body,
continually maintaining each
not by what I know, but
by what I don’t know.

I exist to establish connections
between the spiritual and material
sinking to stabilize self by 
staying connected to nature;

knowing that the world is always 
different for each individual,
as it is for my needs, values
and expectations as they evolve.

I exist to understand my being
to think and feel differently by
learning from the poets,
reading poetry every day.

— kenne

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

Raven On High   Leave a comment

raven-1-of-1-art-iv-blogRaven on High — Grunge Art by kenne

raven on high

landing

on an agave flower 

casting

a death shadow 

linking

the demon

talking 

to the wind 

waiting

for wind currents

lifting off

free to sore high

performing skilled 

aerobatic maneuvers 

combining 

loops and rolls

seeking intensity

not for show, just for fun

— kenne

SCVN Friday Hike — Blackett’s Ridge   Leave a comment

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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.

kenne

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

 

 

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