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A Fall Lupine On Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

Lupine On Mt. Lemmon-72-2A Fall Lupine On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Sunlight shines through the shade
Of a mixed-conifer forest canopy
Spotlighting a beautiful lupine
Not commonly seen this time of year.

Hikers begin using their smart-phones
Eager to capture to share with friends
On their social media pages 
Minus the beauty of being there.

— kenne

Hiking The Box Camp Trail — A Photo-Essay Adventure   2 comments

Box Camp Hike-2-72Tim, our lead Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist guide went over the safety rules for the day’s hike.

Box Camp Hike-3-72A short distance into hiking the Box Camp Trail, we stop to take in one of the many views.

Box Camp Hike-5-72The trail leads us through ferns and tall pines.

Box Camp Hike-6-72This section of the trail is a rolling downhill path continuing through the tall trees.

Box Camp Hike-7-72.jpgAs the trail continues down the mountainside the pine forest opens to a thick oak growth.

Box Camp Hike-8-72The trail becomes steeper and difficult to follow through the thick overgrowth. 

Box Camp Hike-9-72Looking down over the oak overgrowth you can see Sabino Canyon and Thimble Peak.

Box Camp Hike-11-72The Box Canyon Trail leads down to East Fork Trail, which runs into Sabino Canyon Trail.

Box Camp Hike-12-72However, this rock lookout is where we had planned to rest
and have a sneak before starting the hike 2.5
miles back up the mountain, which has an elevation change of 1,200 feet.
Before starting back we realized our tail-guide, Jeff, was not with us.
Long story short, he had taken a wrong turn in the area where the trail had a lot of over growth.
We started back using the radios to communicate with Jeff, which were spotty at best. 

Box Camp Hike-14-72Even though having hiked the trail many times, the climb back to the trailhead was a real challenge.
I had to really slow my pace with only Sharon behind me
having taken over for the trail-guide task for Jeff.
We soon caught up with the lead group, only because Tim,
our lead-guide was also having some issues,
so Ellen took over as lead. After resting and with the help of GU energy gel
Tim and I were able to continue on.
(The fact that we happen to be the two oldest hikers on the hike had nothing to do with our struggles.) 

Box Camp Hike-15-72.jpgMeanwhile, we continued trying to locate Jeff.  Before returning back to the trailhead,
with radio contact we were able to determine that Jeff was somewhere back on the trail and okay.
Back at the trailhead we kept waiting and he finally showed up as pictured above.
To say the least, the circumstances made for a very interesting hike. — Images by kenne

 

Missing Out On Hiking This Summer   2 comments

Hiking Group (1 of 1) blogBox Camp Trail, June 2016

Because of several physical issues,
I have not been able to hike with my friends since April.
Hope to be back on the trail by the fall. — kenne

 

Columbine On Box Camp Trail, June 2013   1 comment

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Columbine On Box Camp Trail, June 29, 2013 — Image by kenne

There can only be one solution to any problem: a change in attitude and in consciousness.

— Gregg Braden

 

 

Santa Catalina Mountains Panoramas   1 comment

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Box Camp Trail Panaroma - blogSanta Catalina Mountains Panorama Views from the Box Camp Trail (June 9, 2017) — Image by kenne

 

Hiking the Box Camp Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Photographic Essay   Leave a comment

(Click on any image for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Hiking the Box Camp Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains (June 9, 2017) — Images by kenne

 

Hiking Box Camp Trail   2 comments

Hiking Group (1 of 1) blogSCVN Friday Hike (Box Camp Trail, June 10, 2016) — Images by kenne

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Box Camp Trail Slideshow — Images by kenne

Panorama (1 of 1) blogForest Panorama by kenne

 

Hiking The Upper Box Camp Trail   Leave a comment

the Upper Box Camp Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to see a larger view in a slideshow format.)

This past Friday the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) led hike was down the Box Camp trail for about 2 1/2 miles and back. This trail is one of several connecting trails leading down to the base of Sabino Canyon, and before the highway up to Summerhaven, was the main supply trail to Mt. Lemmon. The Box Camp trailhead is in a thick ponderosa forest at 8,000 feet and our planned hike took us down to a more open oak woodland area providing beautiful vistas of the Tucson basin. Later the fall, some of us are planning to hike the Box Camp trail and connecting trails to the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center (approximately 14 miles).

kenne

Bumblebee On A Thistle Photo Composition — Two Images   2 comments

Bumble Bee (1 of 1)-2 art blogBumblebee On a Thistle — Compositions by kenne

Bumble Bee (1 of 1)-2 art II blog

Photography

is all about light,

composition and,

most importantly,

emotion.

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Capturing The Moment — Mahogany Milkweed Art   4 comments

Box Springs TrailMahogany Milkweed — Image by kenne

MILKWEED

James Wright

While I stood here, in the open, lost in myself,
I must have looked a long time
Down the corn rows, beyond grass,
The small house,
White walls, animals lumbering toward the barn.
I look down now. It is all changed.
Whatever it was I lost, whatever I wept for
Was a wild, gentle thing, the small dark eyes
Loving me in secret.
It is here. At a touch of my hand,
The air fills with delicate creatures
From the other world.

View From The Box Camp Trail On Mt. Lemmon   4 comments

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13View of Tucson from the Box Camp Trail on Mt. Lemmon (Click here to see more hiking the Box Camp Trail photos.)  — Images by kenne

Box Springs Trail

The ground we walk on,
the plants and creatures,
the clouds above
constantly dissolving
into new formations –
each gift of nature
possessing its own
radiant energy,
bound together by
cosmic harmony.

— Ruth Bernhard

SCVN Friday Hike On The Box Camp Trail   Leave a comment

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Box Camp Trail 06-28-13SCVN Friday Hike On The Box Camp Trail (06-28-13) — Images by kenne (Click here to see complete set of photos on Flickr)

Next week’s SCVN Friday hike will be on the Wilderness Rocks Trail on Mount Lemmon. I will be leading this hike, so I may not be taking any photos, but you can click here to see a posting on last year’s hike — it’s a great hike!

kenne

Saving The Season By Capturing The Moment   2 comments

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Dan Granger photographing columbine on the Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Not meant to be a Canon ad, but . . .

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Golden Columbine — Images by kenne

Unlike “nature walks,” hikes usually don’t allow time to stop and capture the moment — unless one is willing to be left behind, unnerving the guides.

This summer the SCVN hikes on Mount Lemmon have been very dry, dusty experiences minus the color of the usual mountain wildflowers. So, when flowers are spotted, inducing trance-like states, as in the case of columbines in a mountain canyon where a small stream might normally exist, some of us cannot pass up the moment connecting nature with our being in the digital world.

July rains should bring on an ever-changing kaleidoscope of wildflowers. But, for now, we feel the call of the wild to save the season by capturing the moment in a time our culture and technology are becoming more complex, more intricate, and more challenging to control.

Nature is a sphere
Revealing cosmic patterns
In all the clitter

— kenne

 

Macromeria Viridiflora — The Best Of Both Worlds   1 comment

Macromeria Viridiflora Blossoms On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

These Giant Trumpets

A hermaphrodite flower

The best of both worlds.

kenne

Arizona Gray Squirrel On Mt. Lemmon   4 comments

Arizona Gray Squirrel On Mt. Lemmon. — Image by kenne

Stopping only to

Access the situation

Not willing to share.

kenne

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