The New Mt. Lemmon

These photos were taken in June 2006, three years to the day of the tragic fire that destroyed most of the cabins and businesses in Summerhaven. The photo on the right looks east over Summerhaven. Sabino Canyon Road is at the bottom of the picture where several businesses once stood. Very few buildings survived.

Some of the trees that didn't make it stand like massive needles. New growth is seen among the charred stumps and logs.

As the mountain village continues to develop, new photos and updates will be added.

Photos by R. Zucker

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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)
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.

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