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Hiking with Old Buddies   1 comment

The SCVN Friday Nature Hike was Aspen Trail, Marshall Gulch Trail loop,
which would provide an opportunity to see the beautiful fall colors on Mt. Lemmon.
The Aspen Trail has a grove of aspens, which I blogged in a previous posting

Aspen Trail-8-72After hiking through the aspen grove, I began to get out in front of the nature hikers.
With less fall color on the remaining part of the Aspen Trail I decided to pick-up my pace.
I knew from past experience there would be plenty of fall color on the Marshall Gulch Trail.

Aspen Trail-21-72I was aware that my buddies, Jim Thompson and Tom Markey, were hiking the trail;
hence, I might be able to catch up with them. 

Aspen Trail-23-72I first began hiking with Jim and Tom nine years ago. They were part of the Monday Morning Milers (MMM),
the first hiking group with which I started hiking.

Aspen Trail-24-72Most of the MMM were lifetime hikers in southeast Arizona, many of whom were in their 80’s.

Aspen Trail-25-72Jim recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

Aspen Trail-26-72While Tom is a youngster like me, he’s 79.

Aspen Trail-27-72Images by kenne

It seems, as one becomes older,
That the past has another pattern,
And ceases to be a mere sequence —
Or even development: the latter a partial fallacy
Encouraged by superficial notions of evolution,
Which becomes, in the popular mind,
A means of disowning the past.
The moments of happiness — not the sense of well-being,
Fruition, fulfillment, security or affection,
Or even a very good dinner, but the sudden illumination —
We had the experience but missed the meaning,
And approach to the meaning restores the experience
In a different form, beyond any meaning
We can assign to happiness.

— from “Four Quartets” by T. S. Eliot

Mt. Lemmon Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

Aspen Drew Hike Sneezeweed-layers-72.jpgMt. Lemmon Trail Sneezeweed (July 5, 2019) a Common Summer Flower on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Morning Sunrise Along The Trail   Leave a comment

Jeri & Virginia VisitMorning Sunrise Along The Trail — Image by kenne

 

Posted June 14, 2019 by kenneturner in Information, Photo-Artistry, Poetry, Saguaro

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Summer Hiking Season On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Old Ski Run Hike-5-72The SCVN Friday Hikes began this past Friday (June 7th) with a short hike up to the old ski run.
Ricki Mensching loves leading this hike each year
and the opportunity to share some the history of the original ski run on Mt. Lemmon.

Old Ski Run Hike-8-72.jpgAs the hikers gathered at the base of the ski run they noticed smoke coming from a camp fire on up the ski slop.
Campers had left the camp fire without making sure the fire was out. Sadly, this kind of happening is not unusual.
We call 911 and the nearby Summer Haven fire department came and extinguished the fire.

On this same day a very large uncontained forest fire began burning in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix.
This marks the beginning of the fire season in Arizona, most all of which are man-made.

Old Ski Run Hike-10-72After getting the fire under control, Ricky continued her narration on the old ski run,
before continuing the hike to the top of the ski run.

Old Ski Run Hike-6-72Images by kenne

HELP PREVENT FOREST FIRES!

 

 

Water Break   Leave a comment

Hikers Taking A Water Break-Edit-1-Edit-1-72Hikers Take a Water Break — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.

— Humphrey Bogart

La Milagrosa Canyon   5 comments

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-22_art-Edit-1-72-2La Milagrosa Canyon — Photo-Artistry by 

“. . . vistas I never thought I would paint
in a canyon I never thought I would revisit —
I never thought I would restore the experience
in words, I never thought I would write.”

— kenne

 

Bluff Trail In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Bluff Train Overlooking Sabino Creek-72-2.jpgSpringtime On The Bluff Trail In Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne

The universe is changing, and

we are part of the transformation.

— kenne

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