Rock Knob

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I got this photo during last Sunday’s bike ride.  Rock Knob is the smaller mountain (hill?) in the foreground.  (It looks more like a huge jumble of boulders in this photo than any kind of defined “knob”.)  Part of it … Continued

A View from the Pemberton as Dusk Approaches

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This is another shot from last Sunday’s bike ride.  It was taken from the Pemberton Trail, perhaps a quarter mile from the site of the old homestead.

Palo Verde Tree and Four Peaks

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I’ve taken several photos of this tree on recent fitness hikes where we’ve hiked the Bluff Trail.  It’s right at the top of Bluff sitting atop a small hill by itself.  I hadn’t gotten a shot that I liked until … Continued

Sunday Bike Ride on the Pemberton

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It was a cool day for September – only 85 degrees – so I went out for a bike ride on Sunday afternoon. The trails were in remarkably good condition after the monsoon rain that we got on Friday. The … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike, Monsoon Edition

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Today’s hike started at the Wagner Trailhead.  Bob, Janet, Linda, Amy, and I hiked the Wagner to the Granite, and turned onto a trail unofficially known as the “Cowboy” trail.  Ranger Amy hiked out perhaps halfway with us on the … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Bob and I met at the Wagner Trailhead today for the Fitness Hike. Ranger Amy showed up briefly to tell us that she had a sore throat. Textured clouds made for a brilliant sky just prior to sunrise.  I’ll admit … Continued

At the Intersection of Pemberton & Boulder…

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Below is a photo taken during last Friday’s Fitness Hike.  It had been a while since I had been on that section of the Pemberton and that was the first time I saw this sign.  The Boulder Trail isn’t really … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Trailhead Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Park.  We had a small group today consisting of Bob, Janet, and myself.  It was humid and partly cloudy when we started.  We had cloud cover off and on … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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It was raining today as I drove out to the Friday Fitness Hike at McDowell Mountain Park.  It was still raining when I got there.  Linda had already arrived.  We rolled down our windows, said hello to each other and … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Lousley Hill Trailhead where Amy, Bob, Linda, Janet, and I started off.  We took Lousley Wash up towards Pemberton.  Amy turned around about a hundred yards shy of hitting the Pemberton.  The rest of us … Continued

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