View Full Version : Short hike on Mt. Lemmon

25-09-2012, 03:09 AM
Lady Dog.Breath & I took the day off and took the dogs for a little hike up on the Mt. Lemmon Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains above Tucson. Nice little forest trail in the pines with some aspen trees. It was a really fine day, with temps in the low 70s up on the mountain.

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Good day to take a nap in the sun.
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Looking south, across Tucson, to the Santa Rita Mountains, 60-some miles away.
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For the gear junkies, here's what I carried with me: NATO canteen & crusader cup, Nalgene USGI bottle, silk bandana, cotton bandana, deerskin gloves, small FAK, headlamp, couple hanks of paracord, my Bernie Garland knife, an ultra-light tarp/poncho, snacks.
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All of that fits nicely in this surplus haversack (supposedly Bulgarian, pre-WWII):
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And it rides pretty comfy, at least for the few miles we walked today.
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25-09-2012, 05:13 PM
Looks fantastic mate! Excellent pictures too. Thanks for sharing!:happy-clapping:

25-09-2012, 05:29 PM
I wish we had that kind of weather here right now :( looks stunning mate enjoy it while you can
Cheers Bri

25-09-2012, 06:23 PM
Beautiful !


25-09-2012, 09:06 PM
They are some awesome views!
Thanks for posting :)

26-09-2012, 02:09 AM
Great scenery and nice looking weather. Thanks for sharing.

26-09-2012, 07:08 AM
Looks lovely.. I wish we could have some low 70's..

26-09-2012, 07:55 PM
Glad you guys have enjoyed the pics. I can't wait for it to be down in the 70s & 80s down here in the city - it's still been in the high 90s & 100s! Supposedly it'll be cooling off this weekend...