Up Mt. Lemmon

At The Base

With EMOL.org Telepublisher Bob Zucker

Beginning at the foot of the Catalina Mountains, above 2,400 feet above sea level surrounded by magestic sagauro cacti and the elements of the desert.
Our journey takes us 7,000 feet higher where not a cactus dare grow.
But the temperatures are often 30 degrees coolers than the spot we are standing at now


The huge saguaro cactus often takes more than one hundred years to reach heights such as this. The Sonoran Desert which extends south into Mexico is spotted with gardens of saguaro cactus- the only place on earth grown in these clusters.

Photo by Yuki Saruwatari

Next Stop half way up: Windy Point

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