July 2011 - Beating the Heat

They finally reopened the Catalinas to the public after being closed due to high fire danger. Time for a quick trip to 8000 feet!
It got too hot again; time for a trip up into the Catalinas to beat the heat!  106 at the bottom; around 30 degrees cooler at the top. : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  Trees on Mt. Bigelow. : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  Mt. Wrightson in the background. : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  Lance:  "why are you stopping again?" : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool 
I couldn't get Lance to look in the right direction. : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  Sunset from the Catalinas. : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  I caught him looking at the camera! : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  Good sky colors! : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool 
The darker colors from Windy Point, on my drive down from the Catalinas. : sunset, hike, catalinas, cool  You can see Tucson through the trees. : cool, sunset, catalinas, hike  Looking southwest from Mt. Bigelow. : sunset, hike, cool, catalinas  The sun is going to set soon! : hike, cool, sunset, catalinas 
The south looking panorama. : cool, catalinas, hike, sunset  Looking out into the valley. : hike, catalinas, cool, sunset