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Fostering the Creation of An Illusion   Leave a comment

Rose Lake August 2012Rose Canyon Lake In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Hiking, watching each step
yet it is possible to look at
various distances engaging
my attention on many points
occurring in space around me.

Living in time passing,
it is easy to contemplate
past times with the present
state to retain its peace —

having combined the moment
with the past, thus fostering
the creation of an illusion
as if some future place and time.

— kenne

Hiking Sunset Trail, A Photo Essay   1 comment

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

— John Muir

Hikers-3-72Yesterday’s SCVN Friday hike took place on the Sunset Trail,
a popular summertime hike on Mt. Lemmon connecting hikers
to Marshall Gulch without having to drive all the way up through Summerhaven.

Hikers-2-72Helen and Ellen ready for the hike.

Hikers-4-72Ricki and Ellen, out guides make a backup copy of the SCVN Sign-in Sheet.

Hikers-5-72Ricki goes over the Safety Rules with the hikers.

Hikers-6-72Barbara and Jeff on the trail.

Hikers-7-72A view from Sunset Rock of the hikers on the trail.

Hikers-8-72Tosh and Liz examining rocks.

Hikers-9-72 Ellen and Ricki have a snake before hiking back to the trailhead.
– Images by kenne

 

Texas Crescent Butterfly   Leave a comment

Texas Crescent Butterfly-1905-Edit-1-72.jpgTexas Crescent Butterfly — Image by kenne

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,

“one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” 

— Hans Christian Andersen

Balanced Rock   3 comments

Rose Lake August 2012Balanced Rock, Catalina Highway, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

— Alan Watts

 

Hiking The Box Camp Trail — A Photo-Essay Adventure   2 comments

Box Camp Hike-2-72Tim, our lead Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist guide went over the safety rules for the day’s hike.

Box Camp Hike-3-72A short distance into hiking the Box Camp Trail, we stop to take in one of the many views.

Box Camp Hike-5-72The trail leads us through ferns and tall pines.

Box Camp Hike-6-72This section of the trail is a rolling downhill path continuing through the tall trees.

Box Camp Hike-7-72.jpgAs the trail continues down the mountainside the pine forest opens to a thick oak growth.

Box Camp Hike-8-72The trail becomes steeper and difficult to follow through the thick overgrowth. 

Box Camp Hike-9-72Looking down over the oak overgrowth you can see Sabino Canyon and Thimble Peak.

Box Camp Hike-11-72The Box Canyon Trail leads down to East Fork Trail, which runs into Sabino Canyon Trail.

Box Camp Hike-12-72However, this rock lookout is where we had planned to rest
and have a sneak before starting the hike 2.5
miles back up the mountain, which has an elevation change of 1,200 feet.
Before starting back we realized our tail-guide, Jeff, was not with us.
Long story short, he had taken a wrong turn in the area where the trail had a lot of over growth.
We started back using the radios to communicate with Jeff, which were spotty at best. 

Box Camp Hike-14-72Even though having hiked the trail many times, the climb back to the trailhead was a real challenge.
I had to really slow my pace with only Sharon behind me
having taken over for the trail-guide task for Jeff.
We soon caught up with the lead group, only because Tim,
our lead-guide was also having some issues,
so Ellen took over as lead. After resting and with the help of GU energy gel
Tim and I were able to continue on.
(The fact that we happen to be the two oldest hikers on the hike had nothing to do with our struggles.) 

Box Camp Hike-15-72.jpgMeanwhile, we continued trying to locate Jeff.  Before returning back to the trailhead,
with radio contact we were able to determine that Jeff was somewhere back on the trail and okay.
Back at the trailhead we kept waiting and he finally showed up as pictured above.
To say the least, the circumstances made for a very interesting hike. — Images by kenne

 

Alone In The Dark   1 comment

Panicled Tick Trefoil-Edit-1-72Panicled Tick Trefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

Alone in the dark
Peering out at a hiker
Going unnoticed.

— kenne

Western Sneezeweed Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Western Sneezeweed(1 of 1)-2-Edit-1-art-72Western Sneezeweed Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

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