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Bug Springs Trail B&W Photo   Leave a comment

Bug Springs 2012Bug Springs Trail B&W Photo by kenne

The lower part of this Bug Springs trail in Santa Catalina Mountains trail was
destroyed by a wildfire in the early 2000s. In the years since then, the ground cover
has returned now, providing a carpet at the feet of the few remaining burnt trees.

— kenne

Wondering What’s Next   1 comment

Bug Springs Panorama IMG_2665-72Tucson Basin As Viewed From The Bug Springs Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Looking back on time
Sharing beautiful vistas
Wondering what’s next.

— kenne

Hiking The Lower Bug Springs Trail   Leave a comment

Bug Springs 2012Hiking The Lower Bug Springs Trail — Panorama by kenne

This morning we hiked the lower Bug Springs trail, which takes you through the 2002 Bullock Fire area. This rugged mountainous terrain still shows remnants of the fire sixteen years ago. The Bug Springs trail is favorited by mountain bikes leaving it with a lot of loose rocks and ruts, sometimes making it difficult for hikers.

— kenne

Turtle Rock — Mixed Art   Leave a comment

Bug Springs  Fall 2012Turtle Rock Near Bug Springs Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Digital Mixed Art by kenne

 

 

This World Exceeds Stillness   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampBug Springs Trail Landscape — Black & White Image by kenne

Silent knowledge —

the spirit is enlightened of itself.

Contemplate the void:

this world exceeds stillness.

— from Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems, by Gary Snyder

Hiking Bug Springs Trail   2 comments

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Yesterday’s Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists Friday hike was the Bug Springs trail. Six years ago Joy and hiked this trail with the “Monday Morning Milers.” During the hike, Joy’s hiking shoes began to hurt her feet, so Edi Moore and I kept a slower pace with her.

Near the end of the hike, there’s a fork in the trail. At the time there was not a trail marker. When Edi and I reached the fork, we didn’t realize Joy had fallen back and therefore would not see which way we turned. As fate would have it, she turned left toward the toward Sycamore Reservoir.

We didn’t realize that Joy was not behind us till we got to the Bug Springs parking lot, then I turned back to get her. To say the least, Joy was pissed. “How could you go off and leave me?” she said.  To this day Joy has not hike again with me. She will never let me forgot that I had gone off and left her. A lesson learned but not forgiven. The above image is for Joy — Love you!

— kenne

Hiking Bug Springs Trail, April 14, 2017 — Images by kenne
(Click on any of tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

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Catalina Highway Panorama   Leave a comment

Catalina Highway from Bug Springs Trail- blogCatalina Highway Panorama (April 14, 2017)  — View from the Bug Springs Trail by kenne

As the desert spring days begin to become too warm for hiking the foothill canyons, we have begun hiking the trails along the Catalina Highway at the 5,000-6,000 foot level. The Bug Springs trail has an accumulated gain of 1,500 feet. (I merged three photos in Photoshop to create the above panorama.) 

— kenne

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

— John Muir

 

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