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Capturing The Moment — Clouds Over The Catalinas   1 comment

Blackett's Ridge-9897 Sky Over Catalinas blog framedThe Santa Caltina Mountain Above Sabino Canyon. Clouds cover the highest peak, Mt. Lemmon, in the center. — Image by kenne.

“The Catalinas are one of about 65 ranges commonly known as the Sky Islands,
and these, in turn are a subregion of a much larger geological province
known as the Basin and Range Geological Province.”

(A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona, by Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore)

SCVN Hiking Guides Share Slices Of Mt. Lemmon Apples   3 comments

Mt. Lemmon SCVN September 2013-blog

L-R: Dan Collins, Louise Kaufman, Bill Kaufman, Tim Ralph, Maribeth Morehart, Dan Granger, Susan Ferguson, B.J. Martin, Jim Martin, and Kenne Turner

June through August each year, some of the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) guide hikes for the public on Mt. Lemmon — SCVN Summer Friday hikes. (The U.S. Forest Service maintains over 150 miles of trails in the Santa Catalina Mountains.) Last Friday, some of us gathered on Mt. Lemmon to hike Aspen Draw trail together and celebrate the end of the SCVN summer hiking season, followed by a potluck lunch at Marshall Gulch.

Before going on the Aspen Draw trail hike, we stopped by the Mt. Lemmon Visiter’s Center and Maribeth ask fellow SCVN naturalist, Paul Kriegshauser, (Paul also volunteers at the Center information desk each Friday) to have lunch with us.

Paul brought along a very special treat, Mt. Lemmon apples, which Maribeth cut into slices for everyone — Yes, apples do grow on Mt. Lemmon!


(Click on any of the thumbnail images to see a slideshow.)

September 2013--8 Mt Lemmon Apple blogImages by kenne

“In 1880, the American pioneer botanists John Gill Lemmon and Sara Plummer were married in Oakland, California. Sara, born in Maine and college-eduated in Massachusetts as an artist and a teacher, had moved to California for health reasons. John was an established California botanist, and Sara’s love of plants quickly drew her, too, into the professional botanical field. Shortly after their marriage, the Lemmons decided to honeymoon in Tucson: they called it their “two-year botanical wedding trip.” They to the new train to Arizona, and soon found themselves drawn to a huge mountain range north of town — the Santa Catalinas.”

 — from “A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona.” by Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore


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