there are tons of places to go hiking in tucson. tons. but we're still pretty new and don't know all of the cool places to check out yet. so anytime someone comes to visit we head up to mt. lemmon. even if we don't go hiking, the drive up is gorgeous and the vistas are amazing. and there is one pull off that is perfect for taking group photos.
but there is one reason i love mt. lemmon -- the trees. first of all, we've already established the fact that i love weird trees. and mt. lemmon has some real gems -- they are gnarly, burnt, and old. and they are backed by clear blue skies. there are few things prettier.