September 25, 2019
Today we escape the heat in Phoenix and head for Mount Lemmon at 9,157 feet, which is near Tucson, AZ. Mount Lemmon has the most southern ski resort in the United States…. and you thought Arizona was only desert and very hot!!
Before we make the ascent, we travel a route down a wash near Oracle that contained steep sides made from a sandstone conglomerate rock that had many large stones imbedded. This shows the violent surge of water long in the past in the formation of this type of rock
As we moved down the wash, some of the sides were covered in lichens.
We are are now on the road up to Mount Lemmon. As we got higher it was cool enough for jackets! We found quite a few look out points. We also saw about 8-10 deer crossing the road at various times.
At the top is a small village of Sommerhaven with cabins and houses for people that want to cool off in the summer. On the way down we took the paved highway that ends in Tucson. We had a nice sunset with various clouds and colors.