"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." - Edward Abbey
I thought people were kind of strange for suggesting to go to the top of Mt. Lemmon. What's the big deal? It's a barren mountain in the middle of the desert.
Uh...I was wrong. The only paved road that leads to Mt. Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range is one of the most scenic highways in the southwest. It had amazing views and because the road starts in the Lower Sonoran vegetative life zone and climbs to the high forests of the Canadian zone, it offers the biological equivalent of driving from the deserts of Mexico to the forests of Canada in a short stretch of 27 miles.