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

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

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 View of the McDowells from the Scenic Trail

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I took this photo on Saturday afternoon while riding the Scenic Trail.

Lousley Wash before Sunset

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Below is a photo from Sunday’s hike with Marilyn.  I took this photo about half an hour before sunset. Even though it’s only a photo, I still find it difficult to look at the spot in the photo depicting the … Continued

Marilyn at the Lousley Hill Overlook

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Marilyn and I hiked Lousley Hill late in the day on Sunday.  At the top, we saw a fellow flying remote control gliders.  We didn’t stick around too long because there seemed to be biting gnats around. On the way … Continued

Red Mountain through Ocotillo Branches

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I took this photo back on July 14 just after a big storm swept had swept through the area.  I had tried editing it several times, but wasn’t happy with the results.  Today, I tone mapped the image and then … Continued

Sunrise Photos: New Edits

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I’ve been trying the Mantiuk ’06 tone mapping operation on some of the photos that I’ve edited in the past to see what additional detail might be revealed.  In both of the photos below, the foreground was very dark and, … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today, Bob, Amy, and I hiked the North Trail.  Bob and I continued on up the Chuparosa Trail when we got half way around the loop.  Once we got to the Pemberton, we hiked up to the 150th street trail … Continued

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