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ericwillhiteRoad up  Sucess!


At least the paved road up was scenic. We came up a dirt road from the north with a Jeep rental that had no lower gears or 4WD. It was intense up and down the mountain.
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:46 am

Mark DoironBeautiful Hike with Family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Mark Doiron

Hiked mostly along the Meadows Trail with my son, daughter, son-in-law and 9-year old granddaughter. What a treat to see her on her first hiking experience! --mark d.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 3:20 pm

SJTucson's Finest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2003


Great views from up top.
Posted May 11, 2009 11:56 pm

weeds19Enjoyed the views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2009


Drove the road all the way up past the ski resort than wandered around the summit area. Great views on the backside of Samaniego Peak.
Posted May 3, 2009 1:37 pm

Merlin736Like Maine in Feb.  Sucess!


In town for work and drove up in February. The snow and Juncos and conifers appear to be straight from Maine. The sunset and views of the town in the dark are splendid. Saw some sort of big weasel run across the road, but couldn't ID it in the dark.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 9:23 pm

davis2001r6From Catalina State Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008
Climbed Lemmon from Catalina State park via the Romera and Wilderness of Rocks trails.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:22 am

KruckNeeds more snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009


Temps were in the 50s I'd guess at the summit. The ski valley was operational but the snow was crud. Snow lingered on shaded slopes, but was not deep enough to warrant any flotation. Hiked from road while wife was doing business in Tucson. Good way to kill a few hours. Vistas from top were more impressive than I'd hoped. Needed a bigger map to be able to know what everything was from up there.
Posted Feb 2, 2009 11:03 am

sbkelleyCatalina State Park to Mt. Lemmon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008


Tough, long hike from bottom to top, but well worth it. Rains from the days before left the plants along the trail to Romero Pass wet and soaked us as we fought the brush to gain Romero Pass. Creeks were running strong along the way. From there, the views opened up as the hike got steeper on the Mt. Lemmon Trail. Took the Wilderness of Rocks Trail to just beneath the summit, then hiked up to Lemmon Rock Lookout and over to the summit. Fresh snow coated the ground and frosted the trees. Hiked to the summit, then down the road to the ski area, trying not to slip on the icy road.
Posted Nov 29, 2008 11:02 pm

WayneShortFirst Multi-Pitch Climb  Sucess!


This is where I completed my first multi-pith climb. Can't remember the route name, but I will say it got me hooked. Great views of Tucson.
Posted Nov 23, 2008 2:06 pm

OutdooraholicScenic Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008


I took the nice scenic drive up the Catalina Highway and came down the 4x4 road on the back side. Nice views.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 5:50 pm

oldaditup many times  Sucess!


Family drove up when I was a kid, and I've been to the
top several times since. Most exercise was hiking up from
ski area with Roy Schweiker.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 6:10 pm

Dangers PopWonderful  Sucess!

Dangers Pop

Skipped out on a conference in Tucson and drove to the ski area near the top. Hiked to the summit and fire look out. Wonderful views of the desert floor. The "Sky Islands" are a marvel worth exploring.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 1:12 am

mlarkin2002Drive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2007
Drove up to the top. Uneventful.
Posted Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm

ericnoelLemmon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007


Very scenic area though the summit itself is kinda blah.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 10:50 am

Dan the JonesSo many times  Sucess!

Dan the Jones

Used to be all over this mountain, climbing (on the lower areas), hiking, and skiing.
Posted Mar 8, 2007 7:00 pm

highicetons of routes  Sucess!
nice area and a ton of climbing. didn't use a guide, so don't know what we climbed.
Posted Feb 1, 2007 7:01 pm

Dennis PoulinAlmost Drive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2006

Dennis Poulin

Took the easy up.
Posted Nov 22, 2006 5:38 pm

DeanLemmon of a hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2006


Dennis Poulin and myself drove up past the ski area in the dark to the end of the road and slept in the trailhead parking lot (in our vehicles) and with the wind blowing at 9000 feet, it was pretty dang cold, even in my zero degree sleeping bag. The hike to the top (wandered around the buildings and general area) and back took about a half hour. The road is a pretty impressive feat of engineering. Views of Tucson from that road, especially in the dark, are outstanding. We had hiked to the Pinal County highpoint on the 12th, a full day and covering 12 miles with some of our blood left on the cacti guardians. Perhaps a trip report is forthcoming to explain what I mean.
Posted Nov 19, 2006 1:51 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: None Date Climbed: 5.28.05  Sucess!


Cheated, drove to the forest service parking lot just down the road from the observatory, walked the fence to the North.

Too bad so many Arizona mountains have observatories on the tops of them =(
Posted May 29, 2005 6:56 pm

streeyyrRoute Climbed: Sabino Canyon & the Sutherland Trail Date Climbed: October 1994 & May 2005


It's a long ways up if you start from the bottom.
Posted Mar 19, 2005 10:31 am

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