Sunny and clear today, perfect for a trip to the northwest of Tucson and climbing Mount Lemmon.
|View towards Mount Lemmon from Ginger's house|
|Part of the house|
|The front yard (KAH) (5/16/2015)|
|Tilework (KAH) (5/16/2015)|
|The guest house (KAH) (5/16/2015)|
|Ginger and the sweat lodge (KAH) (5/16/2015)|
|View from Babad Do'ag Vista|
|Santa Catalina Mountains with saguaros|
Tucson is located at 2,643 feet above sea level and Babad Do'ag Vista is at 3,600 feet. In the climb to Mount Lemmon, we were to pass through six ecosystems, the equivalent of traveling from Mexico to Canada. The ecosystems are: Sonoran desert, semi-desert grassland, oak woodland and chaparral, pine-oak woodland, Ponderosa pine forest, and mixed conifer forest.
|Tamiko, Ginger, and Karen at Windy Point Vista|
Windy Point Vista elevation is 6,600 feet.
|The windy road|
|Windy Point Vista view of Tucson|
(can you see the 'A' on Sentinel Peak
slightly above dead center?)
|The letter 'A'|
|View from Geology Vista|
|Cyclists pass Geology Vista|
|Mount Lemmon is the second hump from the left (KAH)|
|View down the "back" side of Mount Lemmon|
|Ginger's almost cabin|
|Ginger made those shade curtains!|
|Hmm, a Buteo jamaicensis/Red-tailed Hawk?|
|Snow on Mount Lemmon, elevation 9, 159 feet|
|Evidence of the great fire of 2003|
|Populus tremuloides/Quaking Aspen|
|Ski Valley ski slope|
|Village of Summerhaven that had to be rebuilt after the 2003 fire|
|Synthetic ravens on a house number marker|
|Ginger has often rented this cabin in Summerhaven (KAH)|
|Tamius dorsalis/Cliff Chipmunk|
Next: Sabino Canyon.