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Naturalists To Resume Mountain Hikes   Leave a comment

SCVN Friday Hikes In The Santa Catalina Mountains To Resume This Summer — Image from 2017

The last Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist (SCVN) hike was March 2020. The National Forest Service has authorized the SCVN to begin Friday Hikes this June on Mt. Lemmon. The Forest Service will require all volunteers to wear masks at all times while volunteering. The groups will be smaller and maintain social distancing.

— kenne

Hiking Cathedral Rock   3 comments

Cathedral Rock Trail, Sedona, Arizona — Images by kenne

“This is a short 0.7 mile but strenuous trail which quickly rises 608 feet in elevation. The midsection of the trail
has a near vertical segment which requires climbing.  The trail is well marked and many hikers can be found
using the trail.  The trail traverses the east side of the mountain and thus the hike is better taken in the
afternoon so one is hiking in the shade. On the top, there is a narrow plateau with steep slopes on each side.
The width is about that of a wide sidewalk and several stones are perfect for sitting. One can enjoy the view if
not afraid of the heights.” 
Source: Sedona Hiking Trails

Lily Of The Desert   1 comment

Mariposa Lily — Image by kenne

I cherish the solitude

of walking alone in nature —

no feelings of loneness

where everything around

me is alive and alert

to my presence

a spirit of closeness

and unity serving

in ecstatic integration.

— kenne

Hills Of The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

the hills turn blue

hazy with distance.

all the slopes flow

across rocks and sand

to the desert floor

as clouds sweep in.

how many times 

hiking the trails

now feeling ancient

having lived many lives.

— kenne

 

A Springtime That Was Not In Desert   Leave a comment

Sutherland Trail (March 27, 2015)– Image by kenne

Springtime in the desert —

What’s not to love

when the flowers

are blooming!

The continuing drought

in the southwest

has devastated

this spring’s growth.

— kenne

Esperaro Trail   Leave a comment

Esperero Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”

— Albert Einstein

Hiking The Douglas Springs Trail   1 comment

Douglas Springs Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Image by kenne

You tasted it.
Isn’t that enough?
Of what do you ever
get more than a taste?
That’s all we’re given in life,
that’s all we’re given of life.
A taste.
There is no more.

—  Philip Roth

I’ll Take A Saguaro On The Rocks   3 comments

“I’ll Take A Saguaro On The Rocks” — Image by kenne

 

Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

the phoneline trail
where hikers experience
a path from the past

— kenne

Wilderness of Rocks Trail   3 comments

Wilderness of Rocks Trail In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.”

– Albert Camus

 

Mt. Lemmon Fall Colors   2 comments

Hiking Mid-October on Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Fall colors abound

Creating a tapestry

On the mountain trails.

— kenne

Hutch’s Pool Panorama   Leave a comment

Hutch’s Pool — Two Images Merged in Photoshop by kenne (11/18/11)

Image by Phil Bentley as I Was Photographing Around Hutch’s Pool (11/13/15)

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.”

― Charles Darwin,

Half Moon Art   Leave a comment

Near Hutch’s Pool in the Santa Catalina Mountains (11/18/11) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

For what is the moon, that it haunts us,
this impudent companion immigrated
from the system’s less fortunate margins,
the realm of dust collected in orbs?

— from the poem Half Moon, Small Cloud by John Updike

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail — Image by kenne

We name time when we say:

every thing has its time.

This means:

everything which actually is,

every being comes and goes at the right time

and remains for a time during the time allotted to it.

Every thing has its time.

— Martin Heidegger

A November Hike To Hutch’s Pool   2 comments

Fall Colors Along Sabino Creek Hiking to Hutch’s Pool — Panorama by kenne

One of my favorite hikes is to Hutch’s Pool. In the past, the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)
would guide a fall and spring hike, each hike having a many as 15 hikers.
However, like so many things, not this fall because of the pandemic.
The trail is open, but not for groups.

— kenne

* * * * *

I bear many scars,

but I also carry with me moments

that would not have happened

if I had not dared 

to go beyond my limits.

— Paulo Coelho

Crossing Sabino Creek Below Hutch’s Pool — Image by kenne

 

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