Bob’s Bird Photos from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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Bob took these photos at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum during the Bye – Bye Buzzards event. These are Turkey Vultures… Amy Burnett has identified the birds below as follows… Harris Hawk: Peregrine Falcon: American Kestrels.  The male, on the left, … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Wagner Trailhead.  We had a larger group today consisting of me, Ranger Amy, Bob, Linda, Janet, Nancy, Sue, and Sharon. Our goal for the day was to get out to the Marcus Landslide Trail in … Continued

Fitness Hike Preview

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I went out this morning and biked a potential route for tomorrow’s hike.  The photos below were taken from the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Preserve trails have been diverted somewhat and sanitized since I was last there.  There are also … Continued

Greg at the Finish Line

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Tracy sent this photo of Greg yesterday.  He ran a 2.1 mile race (trail run) at Tracy’s school, finishing in 13:36, winning the race. Congratulations, Greg!

Hiking the Dixie Mine Trail with Marilyn and Joe

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Joe, Marilyn, and I went out late Sunday afternoon and hiked out a ways on the Dixie Mine Trail. There were several contrails that hung around for the duration of our hike.  Here’s a photo where they seem to form … Continued

The Gossips

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Below is a photo of The Gossips in Arches National Park.  I have other edits of this photo and I may have even posted one in the past, but they all look a lot different.  The sun is behind the … Continued

Marie with a Dog on the Moab Rim Trail

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This photo was taken last June during our trip to the Moab area.  On our way up the Moab Rim Trail, we saw two dogs bounding up the hill.  In this picture, Marie has stopped to take a photo of … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Trailhead Staging Area.  In addition to regulars, Bob, Linda, and Janet, two other hikers joined us today: Elma and Connie.  Elma and Connie told us that they do a lot of hiking at South Mountain; … Continued

A Small Hill at the Edge of the Island

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Below is another photo taken during our visit to the Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park.  I eventually hiked around that hill to the edge of the rim to get some other photos. This one was tone mapped … Continued

Candlestick Tower in Canyonlands National Park

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I had a rather dingy looking picture of Candlestick Tower that I took during our visit to the Moab area last June.  I decided to see what tone mapping using Mantiuk ’06 would do for it… Below is the cleaned … Continued

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