Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Milagrosa Canyon

An unseasonably balmy February has provided wonderful climbing and hiking opportunities on Mt Lemmon. The mid-morning walk out to Milagrosa Canyon last weekend bordered on uncomfortably warm, but the climbing area was nested in an east-west canyon, and the walls provided shade until mid-afternoon. I spent part of the day climbing and part of the day just sitting, enjoying the hovering humming birds and the canyon wren calls. I also brought along my camera and tripod and took a few panoramas of the climbing area and the canyon walls. Here is a vertical panorama of a 5.8+/5.9 climb, Valentine Arete. I also took a vertical panorama of a large saguaro in the canyon and provided both a color and a black and white version (side by side, below).

Valentine Arete BWValentine Arete, Milagrosa Canyon, AZ (16″x45″)

Milagrosa Saguaro CombinedMilagrosa Saguaro (B&W and Color), Milagrosa Canyon, AZ (each 16″x65″)

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful arête! I almost get desert envy. It is still winter in Alaska, although the sun is rising higher and higher above the horizon every day.

    February 23, 2014 at 16:46

  2. Thanks for commenting- it is gorgeous this time of year. I bet I’ll have Alaska envy in about 4 months…

    February 23, 2014 at 17:00

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