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Hiking the La Milagrosa Loop In The Santa Catalina Mountains   2 comments


Hiking the La Milagrosa Loop in the Santa Catalina Mountains (December 5, 2014) lead by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN). The 6.6 mile loop combines trails through the La Milagrosa and Agua Caliente Canyons. Parts of theses canyons are also popular to more adventurous hikers and rock climbers than our Friday SCVN hikers. (Click here.)

May your trails be crooked,
winding, lonesome, dangerous,
leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise
into and above the clouds.

— Edward Abbey


Abandoned Desert Ranch House — Building The Myth   5 comments

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Milagrosa Loop-9039 blogAbandoned Desert Ranch House — Images by kenne

This abandoned ranch house has a beautiful desert view off the La Milagrosa Canyon trail near the entrance to the canyon. One expects abandoned structures to have a story, but my brief research found none. Looks like a good opportunity for myth-building to share with hikers on the La Milagrosa Canyon trail.

The sign says, No Trespassing,
Placed just off the trail —

Who’s inside that house?

Only partially boarded up,
A face inside is watching us –

Who’s inside that house?

Faces on the trail look for answers,
Hoping to see movement –

Who’s inside that house?

The look of a mythical place,
Everything is waiting –

Who’s inside that house?

A breath of decay,
the darkness breathes –

Who’s inside that house?

Once a breath of desire,
now lost to the desert spirits –

Who’s inside that house?

Listen to the spirits
in this land of light –

Who’s inside that house?

Answers are in the canyon wind,
robbing nature of her myth –

Who’s inside that house?

She stands on the canyon rim,
Listen to her song in the wind –

. . . now you know the answers.

— kenne

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