Archive for the ‘Sunset Trail’ Tag

The Genus Coprinopsis Mushrooms   1 comment

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Mushroom-72The Genus Coprinopsis Mushrooms (Sunset Trail, Santa Catalina Mountains) — Images by kenne

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

— Aristotle

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

 

Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails   3 comments

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-6-72Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails On Mt. Lemmon (July 12, 2019) — Images by kenne

Before beginning our SCVN Friday hike on Mt. Lemmon, we crossed paths with an old friend, Jasmine.
Jasmine is well known to those hiking on Mt. Lemmon.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-72.jpgIt is common for hikers to rest on Sunset Rock taking in the view, especially at sunset.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-2-72Looking down on a part of the Sunset Trail where a group of kids are hiking

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-3-72We pause for the leader to hydrate and take a picture.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-4-72Some of the hikers decided to park their asses at Marshall Gulch.

 

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay by kenne

A very special wildflower that can be found on Mt. Lemmon. 
These images were taken along Sunset Trail to Marshell Gultch —
one of my favorite mountain wildflowers.

— kenne

Fly Agaric Mushroom — The Elf Of Plants   1 comment

Fly Agaric mushroom (1 of 1) art blogFly Agaric Mushroom (Bid Red) — Image by kenne

The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants –
 

At Evening, it is not
At Morning, in a Truffled Hut
It stopopon a Spot

As if it tarried always
And yet it’s whole Career
Is shorter than a Snake’s Delay –
And fleeter than a Tare –

’Tis Vegetation’s Juggler –
The Germ of Alibi –
Doth like a Bubble antedate
And like a Bubble, hie –

I feel as if the Grass was pleased
To have it intermit –
This surreptitious Scion
Of Summer’s circumspect.

Had Nature any supple Face
Or could she one contemn –
Had Nature an Apostate –
That Mushroom – it is Him!

— Emily Dickinson 

Hiking The Sunset Trail Out Of Marshall Gulch   Leave a comment

Marshall Gulch (1 of 1)-9 blogHiking The Sunset Trail Out Of Marshall Gulch On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

Marshall Gulch (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Sunset Trail (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Birthday Picnic for Ricki (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower Photo Essay — Back By Popular Demand   Leave a comment

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Thurber cinquefoil Wildflowers (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne

The Sunset Trail leading to Marshall Gulch is where you can find plenty of Thurber cinquefoil blooming this summer on Mt. Lemmon. I first learned of this beautiful wildflower from my Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) friends in 2012 and continue to find it enjoyable to photograph — yes, “Back by popular demand!”

— kenne

View from Sunset Rock On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

View from Sunset Rock (1 of 1) blogSouth View from Sunset Rock off of Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains (August 12, 2016)
— Images by kenne

Hikers (1 of 1) blogStanding on Sunset Rock, Paul Kriegshauser, who has a cabin in the Mt. Lemmon community of Summerhaven,
shares some of his knowledge of Mt. Lemmon with Tom Skinner, Ricki Mensching (partially blocked by Tom),
Alice Bird and Phil Bentley.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Mt. Lemmon Mushrooms — A Photo Essay   1 comment

(Click On Any Of The Tiled Images For A Larger View In A Slideshow Format.)

Hiking the Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne

 

Hiking and Partying Equal One With SCVN   Leave a comment

Having begun back in June, the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) summer hikes in the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains now has two hikes remaining on Mt. Lemmon before starting our trek down the mountain in October, offering our Friday hikes in the desert. This year our summer Friday hikes have experienced a good turnout, no storms and no injuries, and as usual fun has been had by all.

As an organization, SCVN is always ready to party, so in the middle of last Friday’s hike a spontaneous (plan by some) surprise birthday party for Rick and Maribeth took place in the Marshall Gulch picnic area. It was also an opportunity for some who have not been able to hike regularly this summer, to make it out and spend time together.

kenne

SCVN (and invited public) party in Marshall Gulch (August 14, 2015) — Images and video by kenne
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

“SCVN has the best people in the whole world,
and anyone who hangs around with SCVN
are the best people in the whole world.”

— Rick Mensching 

Honey Bee On Hooker’s Evening Primrose Wildflower — Grunge Art   1 comment

Hooker's evening primrose (1 of 1) art blog IIHoney Bee Hooker’s Evening Primrose Wildflower — Image by kenne, Sunset Trailhead on Mt. Lemmon

Channeling Mt. Lemmon Trails Before The Aspen Fire By Hiking With Jim Martin   Leave a comment

Images by kenne
(CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES TO SEE A LARGER VIEW IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

The last SCVN summer hike on Mt. Lemmon included two very special naturalists, BJ and Jim Martin. The two have been active members of SCVN for over thirty years. I first met BJ and Jim on one of the summer hikes four years ago. BJ would wait at one of the picnic tables, and/or visit with people at one of the mountain visitor centers, while Jim hiked with us — sometimes as a guide.

This summer the Martin’s had not been on the hikes, so it was a pleasant surprise when they were at the Catalina Highway carpool location.

The trails scheduled for our last summer hike would take us in and out of the Marshall Gulch picnic area on Mt. Lemmon, so BJ would select a picnic table where we would later have lunch. Part of the hike would take us through some of the areas burned during the 2003 Aspen Fire. Appropriately, one of the naturalists, Jeff Ornstein, wore his Aspen Fire t-shirt. Now eleven years out, the mountain vegetation is making a welcomed comeback, while signs of the fire still remain. 

As I hiked with Jim, I kept trying to channel what he would have been seeing before the Aspen Fire, the closest I will ever get to experiencing the Aspen Trail before the fire.

Jim may not be hiking as often as he use to, however, both Jim and BJ remain active working nature demonstration tables at the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center. 

Hope to see you somewhere on the trail.

kenne

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