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Month: July 2015 (page 2 of 2)

Monday Hike

Marilyn and I hiked the Tech Loop on Monday.

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Friday Fitness Hike

Friday’s hike started at the Four Peaks (Horse) Staging Area.  Bob, Linda, Marilyn, and I hiked a seven mile loop.  Allen, Janet, Bella, and Savannah accompanied us for part of our hike.

A saguaro skeleton with Red Mountain in the background:

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Another view of Red Mountain:

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Hiking up Stoneman Wash…

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A view of Four Peaks in the distance:

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This is a jackrabbit in Stoneman Wash.  This gave me a chance to test my (new) Sony HX90V at a full-frame equivalent of 720mm. (The rest of the shots, above, were taken with a Sony RX100 III.)
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Horton Springs Hike

On Friday, July 3, Linda, Marilyn, and I hiked a loop that took us to Horton Spring and back.  We hiked the Derrick, Highline, and Horton Spring trails for a hike that was somewhat over nine miles in length.

Linda borrowed my RX100M2 for the hike.  These are some of the photos that she took with that camera.  I had set it to save the files as both RAW & JPEG.  I processed the RAW files using my usual workflow. (I set it to save JPEG files just in case she wanted to bring the camera home and download the files herself.)

Marilyn and Kevin:

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This is the sign at the intersection of the Highline and Derrick trails:

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Horton creek, several hundred yards from the spring.

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I’m setting up my tripod to take a picture of Marilyn next to the creek.

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Here, I am taking photos of orange butterflies on lavender flowers.

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These are the photos that I took with my RX100M3:

We saw a felled tree held up by other trees on the Derrick Trail.

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Animated discussions on the Derrick Trail.

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Linda guessed that this might be Indian Paintbrush.
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We saw many agaves in bloom. I think I saw more agaves of this type in bloom on this hike than I had in my entire time in Arizona.

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Marilyn and Linda, hiking:
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A view from a gap in the trees.
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Marilyn and Linda hiking through even more trees.

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Moss on a fallen tree:

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Two photos of a horned lizard:

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I think this is a type of Penstemon:

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This is a wash that crosses the Highline Trail.

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Equestrians:

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Another gap in the trees…

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Yellow columbine flowers were growing in Horton Creek.

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This is Horton Spring.

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Linda, Kevin, and Marilyn at Horton Spring.
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These squirrels were chasing each other. They would race around the tree spiraling upward each time around.

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Orange butterflies on lavender flowers.

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