“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

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. 

20 May 2016

07 May 2016

Hiking: Madera Canyon, Nature Trail

This may be the best faces in nature photo I have ever taken.