In some places the sides of the road were pretty steep, it must have been a tough job cutting this road bed.
Too steep for some I guess! We watched the successful recovery of this "suburban warrior" type 4x4. They had a tough time as both the distressed and rescue vehicles had open differentials, but they got that sucker out!
The more elevation we gained, the bigger the trees got.
We stopped here to shoot a mid 90s alternative rock album cover.
We reached the connection with the Catalina Highway, took the side road to the summit, and then we got stuck behind one of those backward-trike thingamabobs that apparently top out at 15mph in the twisties.
The air was cool and clear at the top of Mt. Lemmon, and the view was fantastic. We relaxed and soaked it all in for a little while before barreling back down the smooth-paved Catalina Highway to Tucson.