By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 11/17/2019
Topics/Keywords: #Travel #Arizona #Tucson #MountLemmon Page Views: 930
All the photos from Tucson's crown jewel.

Mount Lemmon (called by the indigenous O'odham people Babad Do'ag), with a summit elevation of 9,159 feet is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona.

Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and a local rancher, by horse and foot, in 1881. It is reported that Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, on the mountain's northeastern side, receives 200 inches of snow annually.

Winter in Summerhaven

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/6/2010
Topics: #Tucson #Arizona #MountLemmon #Summerhaven #CatalinaHighway Page Views: 3215
All about my drive up the Catalina Highway from Tucson to Summerhaven at the top of Mount Lemmon during which I lost 40�F.

On a much-needed sanity day, after a thorough house-cleaning and preparation for the carpet and tile guy to clean our carpets and, yes, our tiles, I escaped in the Ford Expedition and headed for a mountain I've wanted to re-visit for the last twenty years, since my first visit there. It's Mount Lemmon, located just outside of Tucson. My first visit was up the mountain's backside; this time I would drive up the more civilized paved road, known as Catalina Highway, to the town called Summerhaven at the very top.

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Introducing Keith to Mt Lemmon

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/1/2015
Topics: #Tucson #Arizona #MountLemmon #Summerhaven #CatalinaHighway Page Views: 1405
All the photos from Keith's and my trip to the top of Mt Lemmon.

This morning dawned so fresh and clear I immediately decided this would be a day for a road trip. Keith and I decided on a destination, and we selected Mt Lemmon, in whose shadow lies Tucson, partly because Keith had never before been there.

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