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Snow On The Mountain Hoodoos   Leave a comment

December Snow_20111215_0840 Boulders-72Snow On The Mountain Hoodoos (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

Hoodoos.
Distant and lonely.

Wearing snows caps
given to them, a gift

from father winter
an infinity of whiteheads.

The sun softens the snow
water runs down cracks.

The magnificent junipers
white branches dripping.

Hoodoos.
Distant and lonely.

— kenne

 

 

Pondering the Hiking Moments On The Trail   Leave a comment

Hikers Taking A Water Break-Edit-1-Edit-1-72Pondering the Hiking Moments On the Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Pondering the Hiking Moments

Let’s remember for a moment . . .

The trailhead gatherings,
the greetings, the smiles,
the joy of another hike.

The steep climbs, the switchbacks,
the majestic views at the top,
the masterful returns.

The trail fellowship,
sharing who we are
and common interests.

The pools near mountain trails,
resting tired feet in the cold water,
while others jump in.

The hikes along ridges of granite
and the juxtapositions of water-loving
and drought-tolerating plants.

The images captured on camera,
or our mind’s eye,
lasting images to share.

That which we have added
to life’s experiences forming
a better understanding of self.

The desire, the drive to see 
what lies just over the next ridge,
on the other side of the mountain.

To our Sabino Canyon friends,
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome,
dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” *

— kenne

* Edward Abbey

Thimble Peak   Leave a comment

Thimble Peak-Edit-1-72Thimble Peak In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Down through the canyons

Hikers come to the cross trails

Each trail a winner.

 

The sun will soon set

Shadows will soon fade away

Moon rising in east.

— kenne

 

 

Hiking Ventana Canyon — December 13, 2019   3 comments

Ventana Canyon-8-72Hiking Ventana Canyon — December 13, 2019 — Photo-Essay by Kenne

Ventana Canyon is one of several narrow canyons in the southern front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona. This hike is usually scheduled each fall and spring by the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, which involves crossing water over a dozen times.

— kenne

 

Snow On Hoodoos   5 comments

Snow On Hoodoos-Art-72Snow On Hoodoos (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Snow on the hoodoos

Fresh look on the rocks of ages

Icing on the cake.

— kenne

Catalina Highway Hoodoos   3 comments

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There’s a narrow trail that you have to scramble up a few feet before heading down under twisted alligator junipers. The best way to experience these ancient hoodoos along the Catalina Highway is to attack them from the rear, sorta speak.

This SCVN Friday Hike was to have two parts; explore the hoodoos followed by a hike from the Gordon Hirabayashi Campgrounds to Molino Basin. The hoodoos segment was led by naturalist Edi Moore, who is s long-time member of the Monday Morning Milers (MMM). The MMM was the first hiking group I begin hiking with after moving to Tucson. It was with the MMM that I first had an opportunity to explore the Catalina Highway Hoodoos. Of the 20 hikers on this Friday, Edi and I were the only ones to which this experience was not new. The views in and around the hoodoos are something else.

— kenne

 

Images by kenne
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When Azure Turns To Gray   1 comment

Sun (1 of 1 ) - 2 When Azure Turnes To Gray.jpgWhen Azure Turns To Gray — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Blue skies turn to gray

When azure turns to silver

It’s just a mood thing.

— kenne

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