Mount Lemmon Rock Formations and Vista

Mount Lemmon Rock Formations and Vista

Picture taken along the Catalina Highway leading to the top of Mount Lemmon featuring rock formations and a vista of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, AZ. The forty minute drive from Tucson to the top of Mount Lemmon is quite a tour through many climate zones beginning with desert cacti then continuing through savanna like grass lands, shrubs, pine trees, to finally alpine conditions at the top. The elevation on this drive ranges from 2,500 feet to over 9,000 feet (Mount Lemmon peaks at 9,157). Temperatures at the top of Mount Lemmon are normally about 30 degrees cooler than the Tucson valley.

Arizona
Winter
Geology Point Vista Pictures
December 21, 2008
January 24, 2010
Tucson, AZ
Nikon D200
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED