Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A Drive With a View
The winter scenery during the climb ranged from this grayish shrub (which looked quite striking against the deep blue sky) to
The Santa Catalina Mountains are the largest of several ranges of hills that surround Tucson, dominating the northern skyline and rising to a high point of 9,157 feet (Mt Lemmon), over 6,000 feet above the city.
Cyclists were frequent companions along the route.
As we neared the summit, we saw the sign indicating the presence of bears. We looked for them from the comfort of our truck, but did not see any.