Archive for the ‘King Canyon Trail’ Tag

Heavy Rains Down A Giant Saguaro Cactus   3 comments

Hikers-5-72.jpgHeavy Rains Down A Giant Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne

As the trail entered the Kings Canyon Wash we were confronted by a giant saguaro that had fallen across the trail; another lay close by. Both were healthy giants that could have been blown over by strong winds, but the area recently experienced a lot of rain causing a flash flood. Another suspect is that the downed cactus were the result of a microburst an intense small-scale downdraft produced by a storm or rain shower.

— kenne

Desert Broomrape   1 comment

Desert Broomrape (Orobanche cooperi),
also known as Cooper’s broomrape, spike broomrape, and burroweed strangler.
Because the Desert Broomrape lacks leaves and chlorophyll,
it gets its nutrients from a host plant and is therefore a parasite. 

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Capturing The Moment — Rock Hibiscus   6 comments

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“It’s very difficult to look at the World
and into your heart at the same time.
In between, a life has passed.”

― Jim Harrison

 

Desert Wildflowers: I Declare — A Great Time Of The Year For Hiking   3 comments

I declare

Cue the sun
I declare life.

Cue the flowers
I declare spring.

Cue the children
I declare love.

I declare,
Isn’t it beautiful?

I declare!
I declare!

— kenne

(CLICK ON ANY OF THE TILED IMAGES TO VIEW LARGER IMAGE IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

Wildflower Images by kenne

The weather here is windy, balmy, sometimes wet.
Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place,
trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains.
Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars.
At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement – mating season.
And lots of fresh rabbit meat hopping about to feed the young ones with.

— Edward Abbey

Hiking King Canyon Trail To Wasson Peak   3 comments

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Some images of the SCVN lead hike to Wasson Peak via King Canyon Trail, Hugh Norris Trail, Sendero Esperanza Trail, and Gould Mine Trail that took place last Friday (March 13, 2015). The trails form an eight mile loop with an elevation change 1,800 ft. from the King Canyon trailhead. Each year in March we schedule this hike because of the abundance of beautiful wildflowers in the Tucson Mountains.

kenne

Brittlebush (1 of 1)-2 blogImages by kenne

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
― David Brower

Poppies Along The King Canyon Trail   4 comments

 

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Poppies (1 of 1)-8 blogPoppies Along the King Canyon Trail (March 13, 2015) — Images by kenne

Try as one may

to photograph

the desert spring

having lost the 

third, forth,

fifth — God knows

how many dimensions

somewhere on the 

mountain trails.

— kenne

 

Hiking In The Tucson Mountains   2 comments

Tucson Mountains (1 of 1)-2 blog framedLooking South Along The King Canyon Trail In The Tucson Mountains (March 13, 2015) — Image by kenne

 

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