Reconnaissance: Mt. Lemmon

Mt. Lemmon is your one stop shop for Plein Air this Summer. There are so many amazing formations, plants, animals and vistas. We will be exploring 2 of the more accessible locations with restrooms, parking and picnic tables for lunch. They are very different. You’ll be sure to find something inspiring.

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We’ll be up in the Pines in the afternoon, but before the forest we’ll check out the view at Windy Point Vista.

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This area is great for singling out shapes and comparing contrasts.  The ground plane reflects considerable light. Vegetation is dark in comparison. There is a little shade. You might want to bring an umbrella, definitely a hat.

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This is a good morning location.The sun is not too hot and the cast shadows are long and cool.

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This is our first stop, look for the hairpin curve and the Hoodoo at the south end of the parking lot.

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ml1At the end of the road to Summerhaven is Marshall Gulch, where water flows most often.  The area is shady and cool with dramatic scenery.

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Good for practicing rocks and water!

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See you there.

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