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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


La Milagrosa Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Canyon blogLa Milagrosa Canyon Panorama — Image by kenne

This Friday my friends will be hiking the La Milagrosa Loop again, this time without me — sad!!

— kenne

Canyon Rim Sunlight   Leave a comment

Canyon Rim Sunlight blogCanyon Rim Sunlight — Image by kenne

In search of contrast
Photographing side by side —

Earth, plants, and the sky
Photo placed proximity —
Matchup and unmatch.

— kenne

La Milagrosa Moon   2 comments

Milagrosa Loop-9084_Alone In The Night Shadows II Moon blogFull Moon Over the Milagrosa Canyon — Image by kenne

Milagrosa moon
A full moon lights the desert
For the night people.

— kenne

Hiking The La Milagrosa / Agua Caliente Canyon Loop — Panoramas   1 comment

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Hiking the La Milagrosa / Agua Caliente Canyon Loop is a popular hike offered by the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN). The 6.5-mile loop takes the hiker up the ridgelines and down into two canyons located on the eastern edge of the Santa Catalina Mountains. We usually hike the loop clockwise, taking the Milarosa trail first looping back through the Agua Caliente Canyon, but this morning (December 9, 2016) we reversed the loop hike thereby providing a different perspective for those of us who usually hike the loop clockwise. 

The vistas from the ridges provide hikers beautiful panoramas of Tucson, the Catalina Foothills and the Santa Catalina Mountains through which the lower segment of the Catalina Highway can be seen. Since this was a beautiful clear morning, I decided to take the time to take photos that could be merged into panoramas in Photoshop. ENJOY!


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“When you travel towards your objective
be sure to pay attention to the path.
The path teaches us the best way to arrive
and enriches us while we are traveling alone it.”

— Paulo Coelho

Milagrosa Loop Trail, December 4, 2015   1 comment


Milagrosa Loop Trail — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for larger view in a slideshow format.)


Forgotten Dreams In An Abandoned Ranch House   2 comments

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-9 art blogForgotten Dreams In An Abandoned Ranch House — Computer Art By kenne

Forgotten Dreams

Every trail has a past.
Hundreds of hikers have
walked its rocky path
sharing stories laced
with embellished truths,
myths and legends.

Combining several trails
that loop through
the La Milagrosa and
Agua Caliente Canyons,
we began our hike
walking down Horsehead Road

through a gated community
before taking a rocky 4WD road
to the La Milagrosa Ridge trail
passing by an abandoned ranch house —
light now shines through its roof,
giving exit to forgotten dreams.

— kenne

100 Year-Old Cliff Dweller   2 comments

Saguaro Cliff Dweller (1 of 1) blog100 Year-Old Cliff Dweller — Image by kenne

This giant saguaro cactus is easily over 100 years old. Located on the steep Milagrosa canyon wall, which may have served to protect it over the years.

— kenne

Hiking In La Milagrosa And Agua Caliente Canyons   Leave a comment

Miagosa Loop Panorama (1 of 1)-3_blogLa Milagrosa Trail (December 5, 20014) — Panorama Image by kenne

Somewhere between
the La Milagrosa 
and Agua Caliente Canyons,
we take turns guiding hikers
through beautiful desert vistas 
screaming at our eyes.

The desert trail
and canyon walls
graced with deeper colors
after yesterday’s rains
and the Christmas green 
of the resurrection plants.

The Sonoran desert, 
a piñata filled with
surprises and gifts — 
I’m not blind to the worth
of nature’s gifts
invoking my soul.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Pineleaf Milkweed Pod   4 comments

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-33 Pine Leaf Milkweed Pod blogPineleaf Milkweed Pod

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-34Pine Leaf Milkweed blogPineleaf Milkweed Plant (Asclepias linaria, Milkweed Family: ( Asclepiadaceae ), Pineleaf Milkweed. Also called: Threadleaf Milkweed, Pine Needle Butterfly Weed, Mexican Milkweed.) — Images by kenne


Hiking The La Milagrosa Canyon and Aqua Caliente Canyon Loop   5 comments

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Naturalist Dan (Dusty) Granger Led a SCVN Hike On The La Milagrosa Canyon and Agua Caliente Canyon east of Tucson (February 28, 2014) — Images by kenne [Click On Any Of The Gallery Images To See Slideshow.]

Clouds Over La Milagrosa Canyon   6 comments

La Milagrosa Canyon (February 28, 2014) — Images by kenne [Click on any of the images to see slideshow.]

“Aren’t the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton…
I could just lie here all day, and watch them drift by…
If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations…
What do you think you see, Linus?”

“Well, those clouds up there look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean…
That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor…
And that group of clouds over there gives me the impression of the stoning of Stephen…
I can see the apostle Paul standing there to one side…”

“Uh huh… That’s very good…
What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?”

“Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsie,
but I changed my mind!” 

― Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

Capturing The Moment — Red-Tailed Hawk Above La Milagrosa Canyon   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Loop-0725 Red-tailed Hawk blogRed-Tailed Hawk Above La Milagrosa Canyon — Image by kenne

La Milagrosa Canyon   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Loop-9071_HD BlogLa Milagrosa Canyon (HDR – High Contrast) — Image by kenne

Hiking The Milagrosa Loop   5 comments

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Milagrosa Loop Images by kenne (Click on any of the thumbnail images to see a slideshow.)

This was a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) lead hike, December 6, 2013. The loop trail is in the La Milagrosa Canyon and Agua Caliente Canyon east of Tucson. This is a great winter hiking trail, one I hope to do again soon.


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