Mt. Lemmon: Autumn 2006

Take a tour up to Summerhaven from the base of the Catalina Mountains.

The drive up to Mt. Lemmon now means passing by dozens of luxury homes hanging from the foothills edges.

Literally, some homes are hanging off the edge of the mountain.

This photo is taken at the base of the mountain range north of Tucson at approximately 2,400 feet above sea level.

The Saguaro cacti are strong and green- having survived the fire in 2003.

Photos by R. Zucker, c 2006
Overlooking Tucson to the south while starting the hour long climb to the top of the mountain.

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Climb the Mountain With

Frog Mountain Blues (Paperback)
by Charles Bowden, Jack W. Dykinga (Photographer)

Frog Mountain is the name the native people gave the highest peak in Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains. In this set of seven essays, Bowden elegizes this endangered wilderness area, and describes the recent developmentsroads, ski lodges, ATV trailsthat have degraded the mountains.

He believes in preserving the wilderness, insisting that there be no encroachment into remaining wild areas. Some of the writing is startling in its descriptive power and imagery, and the chapter "Frog Mountain" is an elegant defense of the preservationist point of view.

The many photographs nicely complement Bowden's text. But overall the book is uneven. Suitable for regional and comprehensive collections. Randy Dykhuis, Grace A. Dow Memorial Lib., Midland, Mich. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Climbers guide to Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemmon Highway Tucson, Arizona
by John Steiger (Author)
Tucson Hiking Guide
Author: Betty Leavengood
Squeezing the Lemmon II ...
more juice than ever: A rock climber's guide to the Mt. Lemmon Highway, Tucson, Arizona
(Unknown Binding) by Eric Fazio-Rhicard (Author) 2000, 324 pages.

Ski Touring Arizona
Dougald Bremner