Our family spent a beautiful fall day exploring Mt Lemmon. We pulled over at every official Vista for picture taking along the way up to the top. Our favorite Vistas were at Molino Canyon and Windy Point, where we were able to actually get into nature to walk around the sites and climb up big boulders to see even further. The scenery is truly spectacular. We stopped to lunch at one of the picnic areas. There are so many hiking trails to choose from; we ended up hiking the Butterfly Trail towards the top of the mountain. Aptly named, we were surprised to see that even in November at 8000 feet, there really were tiny butterflies flitting about. We finally reached the top about 4 1/2 hours after we started (we really took our time), and bought some delicious, fresh fudge from the General Store in Summerhaven. We then spent the rest of our afternoon and evening at the top of Mt Lemmon at our pre-arranged sky-viewing program with the U of A Sky Center. When our time gazing at the stars and planets through the huge telescope was done, we were treated to the view of city lights below us as we descended the mountain heading back to town. All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend the day!
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