“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city" -Roman Payne, The Wanderess

10 September 2016

Hiking: Madera Canyon's Kent Springs Trail

Nature Trail. 
Up Bog Springs Trail to Kent Springs Trail. 
Soooooo green!  
I loved seeing all the water.
Bog Springs.
My favorite tree at Bog Springs.
From Bog Springs it's two miles up to Kent Springs.
About a mile from Kent Springs my legs cried "no more", so I sat with the hike 'sweep' and had my snack here until the group returned on their way down.  I hiked 5 miles, the rest of the group hiked 7 miles. 
Looking down on Green Valley and Sahuarita.

19 July 2016

I'm Still Here, Be Patient :)

04 June 2016

Hiking: Madera Canyon, Portions of Proctor, Nature and Bog Springs Trails

High of 111 degrees today, hello summer!  
Proctor trail and a view of Elephant Head.
Nature trail. 
I learned today these plants are called Horsetail (Equisetum) and they reproduce by spores rather than seeds. 
Bog Springs trail. 
Sole separation: I've seen this happen once before.  The man in front of me lost the entire sole of his hiking boot about halfway through the hike, then later lost the sole of his other boot.  He maintained a good sense of humor and adventure. 
4.7 miles.  

28 May 2016

Hiking: Madera Canyon's Bog Springs Trail

Looking up. 
Arizona Woodpecker. 
There she goes, my wild child is off trail again.