Arizona Hiking Gallery
Dogie Trail Hike
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, AZ
April 23, 2017
Gallery contains 49 photos
Gallery last updated: 5/5/2017

The photos in this gallery were taken on an 8 mile out-and-back hike along the Dogie Trail in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness west of Sedona, Arizona.

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Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja angustifolia var. dubia, synonym: Castilleja Chromosa).

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Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum).

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Tufted Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa).

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A few of the many common names of this globemallow include Small-Flowered Globe Mallow, Littleleaf Globemallow, Small-Leaf Globemallow (Sphaeralcea parvifolia).

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New Mexico Thistle (Cirsium neomexicanum).

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Lindley's Silver Puffs (Microseris lindleyi). Like a dandilion, the seeds are dispersed from the seed head by the wind.

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Winding Mariposa Lily (Calochortus flexousus).

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Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja angustifolia var. dubia, synonym: Castilleja Chromosa).

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Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata).

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Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata).

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Red rock view from Dogie Trail.

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Entering the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.

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Red rock view from Dogie Trail.

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Layered cliffs rise above the Dogie Trail.

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View of sandstone formations.

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Parry's Agave (Agave parryi) with blooming Banana Yucca(Yucca baccata) in the background.

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Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis).

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Desert Four O-Clock (Mirabilis multiflora) forms large mounds covered in large pink flowers.

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A closer view of Desert Four O-Clock (Mirabilis multiflora).

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Golden Desert-Trumpets (Leptosiphon aureus ssp. aureus). These small but bright yellow flowers may carpet large areas of the desert floor.

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Doubting Mariposa Lily (Calochortus ambiguus).

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Tall Mountain Larkspur (Delphinium scaposum).

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I love the big round inflorescence of Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula). This is a member of the milkweed family.

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Red rock formation from the Dogie Trail.

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Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata).

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Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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Wonderful symmetry of the Parry's Agave (Agave parryi) rosette.

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This Parry's Agave (Agave parryi) is getting ready to bloom by sending up a large flower stalk. The agave is monocarpic, meaning that it blooms just once and then dies.

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Close up of Parry's Agave (Agave parryi) flower stalk tip. The flower stalk may get up to 20 feet high.

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View of red rock formations from the Dogie Trail.

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View of red rock formations from the Dogie Trail.

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View of red rock formations from the Dogie Trail.

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View of red rock formations from the Dogie Trail.

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View of red rock formations from the Dogie Trail.

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Sandstone formation rises above a Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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Close up of the leaves of Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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This species of Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia phaeacantha, has a habit of trailing along the ground.

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Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) with purple flowering Indigobush (Dalea formosa) in the background.

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Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum).

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Pink form of Winding Mariposa Lily (Calochortus flexousus).

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Scenic view from the Dogie trail.

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An old stump of a juniper.

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A trio of Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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Indigobush (Dalea formosa), which also goes by the names Feather Peabush and Feather Plume, has an interesting flower with 4 purple petals and 1 yellow petal.

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Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata) in bloom.

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Parry's Agave (Agave parryi).

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