Sunday, December 25, 2011

White Christmas in Tucson?

Not really in Tucson, but on our local Mount Lemmon. It's more than an hour's drive from our house because we have go across town before driving up Mt Lemmon Highway, the road that climbs in wide, sweeping curves from the desert at 2500 feet to nearly 10000 feet at the ski runs.

The ski slopes are already open because we had one of the wettest Decembers since precipitation has been recorded, resulting in several feet of snow at the top. The crowds stayed close to the parking lots, so we had the Marshall Gulch trail nearly to ourselves.

 Cascades of icicles, dark conifers, steep rock walls and a gurgling creek all from a winter wonderland - and our dogs enjoying the deep, fluffy snow -

 Staying mainly on the trampled path where the white stuff wasn't quite as deep and fluffy...our dogs aren't stupid!


  1. How nice is it so white! And your dogs are very beautiful, too!
    Merry White Christmas! :)

  2. Beautiful! I'd forgotten how wonderful it is up in the mountains in winter.