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November 18, 2005

Travel Diary: Mt.Lemmon

Seems like I'm all over the place these days. Another weekend and another trip, this time to Mt. Lemmon in the Coronado National Forest in nearby Tucson, AZ. Less than 200 miles from where I live.

This area was devastated by the Aspen Fire in 2003. So even though we had some breathtaking scenery, there were still plenty of reminders of the havoc that was caused a couple of years back.


The road to the park itself was worth the trip. Full of breathtaking scenery and great views.


What do we do on weekends? Go shopping or sit on the sofa and watch TV. See what this guy was doing.


Anyways, we reached there and boy was it beautiful!


Of course, we had to eat next. So we went to this open roof restaurant and spent an hour waiting for food, then got the wrong order and finally ended up with the wrong bill. Quite the service, I tell you.


To reach the peak, we had to take a "skyride" up. The elevation was around 9000 feet above sea level. Here's a co-passenger who was coming down when we were going up.


At the top, it was simply stunning. I can only imagine how pristine things would look once it started snowing. The contrast between the burned areas and the untouched ones was really something. Nature can be so creative one moment and absolutely destructive the next...





A good way to spend Saturday guys, I can tell you that. There's something revitalizing about going out and seeing nature and breathing fresh air. Or maybe I'm just getting old...

6 Comments:

  • Dude..heard through my cousin that Tucson is a very good place..in fact, a sizeable number of his Honeywell colleagues aren't willing to give up their Tucson Plant positions..when Honeywell planned to move operations back to Tempe..

    Nice picture story. I enjoyed my visit to Saguaro NP, Tucson..as well as Tonto (nearby Tempe)..this was way back in 02 when i paid a visit to my cousin's place..

    cheers.

    By Anonymous P, at 12:47 AM  

  • looks like u had a great trip...great pictures... the pic of the road is really awesome... and rock-climbing must have been fun... i got to try this sometime...

    By Blogger NaiKutti, at 2:18 AM  

  • looks like u had a great trip...great pictures... the pic of the road is really awesome... and rock-climbing must have been fun... i got to try this sometime...

    By Blogger NaiKutti, at 2:18 AM  

  • Sucka..you should probably remove the site-counter..(misleading)..instead look for some counter that calculates the # of views for each blog post..that would be more interesting for your statistical data and the # of comments logged would translate to those willing to make their pt.

    By Anonymous ~\P/~, at 2:17 PM  

  • Thanks Karthik, the weather was just perfect man. One of those days...

    P - Yaar, I just stuck a counter in there to see if people were actually visiting the site or not :-). Let me know if you know some stat tracker and I'll stick it in.

    By Blogger Ram, at 10:11 PM  

  • Nice pics da... Even though I am not a huge fan of trekking and sorts... would love to be transported to those magnificent view points...

    PS: thanks for the generous referals to my post ... will definitely try to write as prosaic as ever....

    By Blogger prosaicblabber, at 11:13 PM  

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