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Mountain Storms At Sunset   5 comments

 

Seven Fall 2011Mountain Storms at Sunset (Santa Catalina Mountains, January 31, 2011) Image by kenne

Skyline is its name
Substitute is its game
Created for one desire
Substituted by another.

Sharing good times
Squeezing small limes
Twisted for one thirst
Substituted by another.

No one to contact
Love becoming an act
Time with a friend
Substituted by another.

Morning walk on the trails
Considering all that ails
Each moment of thought
Substituted by another.

Climbing up the hill
Stimulating the will
Creating the next option
Substituted by another.

Reality is its name
Substitute is its game
Created for one belief
Substituted by another.

kenne

Hiking On Mt Lemmon In A Mountain Storm   2 comments

Yesterday, I lead the SCVN Friday hike on Mt. Lemmon. The hike was one I had recommended when the summer schedule was being built, which involved hiking several trails from the parking lot near the mountain top. Since the hike would begin at the top and go down to Marshall Gulch, it was necessary to do a car shuttle by first leaving a car at Marshall Gulch, then driving on up the Sky Valley road to the mountain top.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-5 Lookout blog framedLooking back up at Lemmon Rock Lookout

The hike began on a path next to the Trico electrical station, leading us to the Mt. Lemmon Trail, which we followed to the road leading to the Lemmon Rock Lookout. Just below the lookout is the Lemmon Rock trailhead. The trail is steep, dropping almost 2,00 feet over a distance of 2.3 miles, ending at the Wilderness Rock Trail.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-4 Lemmon Rock Trail blog framedView back up the mountain as we headed down the Lemmon Rock Trail

We began the hike from the top of the mountain in mostly sunny weather. By the time we reached the Wilderness Rock Trail, which is where we stopped for a snack, a few more clouds were gathering above the mountain. It was at this point on the Wilderness Rock Tail last year that we were caught in a storm as we headed back to Marshall Gulch. Then, as it was yesterday, the first half of the hike had only a few scattered clouds.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-3 Ann, Jeff, Janis, Barb blog framedAnn, Jeff, Joyce and Barb

As we set around having a snack and sharing conversation, those of us who were also on the Wilderness Rock hike last year began to noticed that the weather conditions were beginning to look quite similar to last year, so we decided to continue our hike on to Marshall Gulch. Just a last year, not long after continuing, we began to hear thunder with a few drops of rain falling.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-2Janis, Barb, Tim blog framedJoyce, Barb and Tim

The clouds got darker, followed by more thunder, lightening and rain, all of which continued for the remainder of the hike. I couldn’t help experiencing déjà vu thoughts and wondering if in some way I have been cursed by the mountain gods. 

kenne

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1) Ken, Barb Tim blog framedKenne, Barb and Tim
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Capturing the Moment — Storm Building On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Storm Building On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

 

 

Capturing the Moment — Mountain Storms at Sunset   Leave a comment

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Capturing the Moment — Mountain Storms   Leave a comment

“Mountain Storms” — Image by kenne

Posted September 7, 2010 by kenneturner in Capturing the Moment, Photography

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