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Nov 29, 2014 - Sky Island Scenic Byway-Tucson / Summerhaven

Marion needed to see something today, I was not so keen as it was a weekend but away we went. Before we left home in October I found this road trip near Tucson that looked like it had everything we like to see. Indeed it was, hoodoos, large rock formations, yes we love our mountains. This trip took us on the Sky Island Scenic Byway in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson. It is 25 mile paved highway from the Sonoran desert valley floor to the top of Mt Lemmon sitting at 9157ft. I have to say that many of these pictures were grabbed right from...

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Jan 18, 2009 - Sky Island Scenic Byway

Our final day in the Tucson area was to drive the Sky Island Scenic Byway to Mount Lemmon. The trip up the mountain can be compared to a trip from Mexico to Canada with vegetation ranging from the giant Saguaro cactus in the lowland deserts to pine, spruce and fir at the highest elevations. The road had many overlooks giving views over Tucson and across the San Catalina Mountain range. Our elevation change over the journey was well over 6,000 feet so you can imagine we found snow at the top.

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