Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ascending Mt. Lemmon

In 1,000 foot gradients.

The base of the Catalina Highway starts at just about 3000 feet (915m) and very close to every 4 miles after this you gain another 1000 feet (~300m). A gradual climb from sea to sky. Transitioning from desert landscape filled with Saguaro to Alpine forest reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest complete with stands of Douglas Fir and some Quaking Aspens.

Going up!

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