Arizona Hiking Gallery
See Canyon Trail Hike
Tonto National Forest, AZ
August 8, 2004
Gallery contains 45 photos
Gallery last updated: 8/29/2004
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The beginning of the See Canyon Trail meanders through the ferns and grasses of the forest floor.

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Fern and grass covered Ponerosa forest floor.

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For a summer hike this sure beats cactus and sand.

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Wild Geranium (Geranium caespitosum)

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Western Dayflower (Commelina dianthifolia)) blooming amid the ferns.

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The bright blue of the Western Dayflower stands out against the green ferns and grasses.

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Dead Ponderosa Pine lit up by the mid-morning sun.

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Following the grass-lined trail through the forest.

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Yarrow (Achille millefolium)

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Golden-beard Penstemon (Penstemon barbatus) provides a brillant splash of red. A solitary Wild Geranium can be seen in the background.

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Alligator Juniper.

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Play of light and shadows on the rough bark of an Alligator Juniper.

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Contrasting colors of the light green leaves and smooth red bark of the the Pointleaf Manzanita.

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Closeup of the Pointleaf Manzanita bark.

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Knoll framed between two ponderosas.

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At the intersection of the See Canyon Trail and the See Spring Trail. I headed up the See Canyon Trail to the Rim Road on top of the Mogollon Rim. I took the 1/2 mile spur trail to See Spring on the way back.

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Wild Geranium.

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Bee polinating a Wild Geranium.

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Lichen covered rock.

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Golden-beard Penstemon.

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Underside of Golden-beard Penstemon.

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Moss blankets the rocks where See Spring crosses the See Canyon Trail.

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Moss covered rocks in the creek.

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Creek from See Spring.

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Sunlight filtering through the forest lighting up an oak tree.

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Canada Violet (Viola canadensis).

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Ferns surrounding log.

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Forest filtered sun light splashes on field of ferns.

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A large colony of catapillers have spun a home in the oaks.

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A closer look at catapiller nest.

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Oaks glowing in sun light.

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Mexican Silene (Silene laciniata).

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Closeup of Mexican Silene.

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Douglas Fir cones litter the trail.

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Up on the Rim at the Rim Road marks my turnaround point.

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A view of the forest.

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Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha) growing alongside See Spring.

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Yellow Columbine growing alongside See Spring.

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Yellow Columbine growing alongside See Spring.

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Yellow Columbine growing alongside See Spring.

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The very colorful California Sister butterfly (Adelpha bredowii).

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California Sister butterfly.

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Red Cinquefoil (Potentilla thurberi).

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Large bright red Fly Agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria).

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Large bright red Fly Agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria).

All images Copyright ©2004 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.