Mt. Lemmon: Summerhaven in Autumn 2006 - Page 5

Entering the community of Summerhaven is entering a construction zone. The entire town is under construction.

The main road is still dirt, as of October 2006, and traffic is diverted around a meandering path of orange cones and tractors.

All the stores are open.

This photo looks southeast above Summerhaven.

Photos by R. Zucker, c 2006
Construction is going at a heavy pace before the winter cold brings layers of snow and makes it impossible to continue development of Summerhaven.
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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.

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