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TonkaAt least we hiked the last 1000 feet.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2014


Drove up to Summerhaven and hiked a couple miles to the summit. Better than driving the whole way I guess.
Posted Nov 30, 2014 5:26 pm

boisedocscenic drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2014


Driving through the saguaro forest near the bottom was the highlight. Drove nearly to the top and then bushwhacked a little along the barbed wire fence surrounding the observatories until I found the summit benchmark. Nothing too exciting- but pleasant late October weather
Posted Nov 4, 2014 5:01 pm

gimpilatorRoad Walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2013


With Andy Martin and Greg Slayden.
Posted Dec 4, 2013 6:36 pm

forgues9999Great time to visit is the fall
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013


We went from sweltering hot at the base to nice fall colours at the summit. Did a portion of Soldier's trail and camped on the mountain
Posted Nov 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Buz GroshongDown a bit and back up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2013

Buz Groshong

We did a loop, starting at the summit. Went out the Lemmon Rock Trail to the Wilderness of Rock Trail and came back the Mt. Lemmon Trail. Great views and a great hike.
Posted Apr 26, 2013 1:24 pm

Paul McClellanSutherland Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2013

Paul McClellan

I climbed Mount Lemmon from Catalina State Park via the Sutherland and Mount Lemmon Trails. The trail disappeared in heavy brush and wildfire debris on a rocky ridgeline at about 7400-7600 ft. and I had to follow the route by rock cairns and old flagging tape. I lost the route at one point, but soon regained it on the ridge crest. I rarely hike a new route without a map, but had none this time and really missed it.
Posted Mar 22, 2013 11:23 pm

Fletchdrove up the road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012


cool area...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 5:23 pm

RedwicNice Area!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012


I had been on the Mount Lemmon Highway once before, but only to Rose Canyon Lake. It was nice to go back, after already doing a hike of Wasson Peak and Amole Peak earlier in the morning, and especially considering the *entire* Mount Lemmon Highway was snow-free. You could not hope for much better in regard of conditions, for late January above 8000' elevation. I parked near the ski area, and hiked up the road from there. When I reached the gated observatory, I followed the fenceline to the "HP" location(s).
Posted Jan 30, 2012 1:35 pm

joseyinnetsuper cold and windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2011


Drove up to the ski area and climbed up the road after the sun had already set. Stomped around in the snow for awhile and then headed back. Nice views of Tucson at night from the road.
Posted Dec 13, 2011 1:03 am

Andrew RankineAfter climbing Marshall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Andrew Rankine

A nice lookout form the nearby tower!
Posted Nov 7, 2011 12:42 pm

Iron HikerNice foray for a day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010

Iron Hiker

Climbed up the Marshall Gulch and Aspen Trails, and ducked inside the fence to tag the true summit. A guy working at the observatory saw me and kindly pointed me to the very highest point. Snow on north-facing slopes above 7,500 feet and 3-4 inches on the very top itself. A good little workout!
Posted Dec 27, 2010 9:38 pm

Bark Eatersnow tubing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 1993

Bark Eater

OK, we drove up with Barb and Dan, but going snow tubing near the summit was a lot of fun! Spectacular island in the sky escape from the desert below. Views along the highway up were awesome.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 2:36 pm

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

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