Mt. Lemmon Climber's Log

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gimpilator - Dec 4, 2013 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2013

Road Walk  Sucess!

With Andy Martin and Greg Slayden.


forgues9999 - Nov 12, 2013 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013

Great time to visit is the fall

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

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Apr 26, 2013 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2013

Down a bit and back up  Sucess!

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.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Mar 22, 2013 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2013

Sutherland Trail  Sucess!

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.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012

drove up the road  Sucess!

cool area...


Redwic - Jan 30, 2012 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

Nice Area!  Sucess!

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).


joseyinnet - Dec 13, 2011 1:03 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2011

super cold and windy  Sucess!

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.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 7, 2011 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

After climbing Marshall  Sucess!

A nice lookout form the nearby tower!

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Dec 27, 2010 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010

Nice foray for a day.  Sucess!

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!

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Jun 7, 2010 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 1993

snow tubing  Sucess!

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.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 13, 2009 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Beautiful Hike with Family  Sucess!

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.


SJ - May 11, 2009 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2003

Tucson's Finest  Sucess!

Great views from up top.


weeds19 - May 3, 2009 1:37 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2009

Enjoyed the views  Sucess!

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.


Merlin736 - Mar 6, 2009 9:23 pm

Like 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.

davis2001r6 - Feb 23, 2009 12:22 am Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008

From Catalina State Park  Sucess!

Climbed Lemmon from Catalina State park via the Romera and Wilderness of Rocks trails.


Kruck - Feb 2, 2009 11:03 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009

Needs more snow  Sucess!

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.


sbkelley - Nov 29, 2008 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Catalina State Park to Mt. Lemmon  Sucess!

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.


WayneShort - Nov 23, 2008 2:06 pm

First 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.


Outdooraholic - Aug 7, 2008 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Scenic Drive  Sucess!

I took the nice scenic drive up the Catalina Highway and came down the 4x4 road on the back side. Nice views.


oldadit - Aug 5, 2008 6:10 pm

up 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.

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