Mt. Lemmon: Autumn 2006 - Page 2

As the Saguaro cactus fields turn into brush at about 3,500 feet above sea level, some of the devestation from the 2003 fire can still be seen with the remnants of a burnt bush in Molino Canyon.
Photos by R. Zucker, c 2006
Halfway to the top at WIndy Point, a new pull out section and more accomodations make this spot a great stop along with way.

A great view of the Tucson valley is seen at this stop. It is also the area of spectacular wind blown rock formations.

Turning around the bend after Windy Point, the rock formations get more intense. Looking ahead is the front face of "Nixon-head Rock," previously known as Duck-head Rock prior to the Nixion administration. See the next page for a side view of this amazing sculpture.

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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)
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Author: Betty Leavengood
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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.

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