Lee Mountain After The Storm
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The summit of Lee Mountain, (6,592'), is the fifth highest of the Sedona
The only route possible to reach Lee's flat summit is to take the road up
Jack's Canyon to its end; then continue up a "jeep trail" to Jack's Canyon
Tank. This small pond lies in the canyon between Lee Mountain to the NW and
Horse Mesa to the SE. Continue cross-country up a steep side canyon to the summit plateau from the tank. Please don't try this in the heat of summer!
Jack's Canyon was named after Jack Harrington, a cowboy who moved cattle up
and down the canyon between the valley and the Mogollon Rim. The route up
the canyon starts as a sunny, warm walk in a broad canyon of desert grass
studded by cat's claw, prickly pear and juniper.
As the elevation increases, nearby canyons are exposed to view. Near the
trail's end, at 5.7 miles, go past the saddle to the top of Munds Mountain,
which at 6,834' is the second highest of the summits near Sedona, Arizona.
February 11, 2009