Archive for the ‘Hiking Trails’ Tag

On The Trail   1 comment

Sabino Canyon-3503-72On The Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image 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

 

Forgotten The Way By Which I Came   1 comment

Hutch's PoolSabino Creek Near Hutch’s Pool — Panorama by kenne

I wanted a good place to settle:
Cold Mountain would be safe.
Light wind in a hidden pine —
Listen close — the sound gets better.
Under it a gray-haired man
Mumbles along reading Huang and Lao.
For ten years I haven’t gone back home
I’ve even forgotten the way by which I came.

— Gary Snyder

It Always Seems Impossible . . .   1 comment

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-29_art-Nelson Mandela blog.jpg

Art by kenne

Things of Poetry, Revisited   4 comments

Esperero trail to the Ridge“Things of Poetry” — Computer Art by kenne

Things of Poetry

Poppies

line the canyon trail,

brightening

each hiker’s way.

Passing greetings

share the joy

as the morning sun

intensifies

the canyon colors

brilliantly reflected

by each poppy,

the things

of O’Keeffe —

real poetry.

— kenne

Death On The Trail   Leave a comment

D500 PhotosDeath On the Trail — Image by kenne

This towering Saguaro, close to forty feet, fail across a trail near the Sabino Creek Dam. This big fellow had no arms even though it had to be well over 100 years old. There were no signs of disease so it may have just gotten too big for its root system.

kenne

The Hiker   2 comments

Doves, Lightening, HikingThe Hiker — Image by kenne

Further on down the trail
the hiker moves on knowing
life carries him from unknown
to unknown yet a master of destiny.

The hiker prevents the routine
from concealing nature’s secrets
even when the trail’s challenges
come face to face with suffering.

For the hiker, easy and difficult
hikes can all have the same face
until environmental factors cross
the path creating new challenges.

— kenne

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