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

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

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

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