We finally got a chance to drive up to the top of Mount Lemmon. It is an amazing drive. You start at about 2,400 feet above sea level in the Sonoran Desert (first picture) and as you climb the scenery changes (the pictures are in order) until you get to about 7,000 feet and it looks like the mountains in South Carolina. At the top (9,157 feet) there is snow, a ski resort and unfortunately a lot of burned out trees from a wildfire about 7 years ago. The change in the environment though is very beautiful.
April 18, 2012 – Mount Lemmon