A Visit To The Lemmon Rock Lookout In The Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

This lookout perched on Lemmon Rock on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina mountains is a classic landmark. Four years ago today I had a chance to visit it and learn about the structure and its history. Current access by the public is not a easy as it once was.– kenne

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Lemmon Rock Outlook overlooking The University of ArizonaSteward Observatory and a “control-burn” on Mt. Lemmon.

Lemmon Rock Lookout on Mt. Lemmon. The lookout cabin is about 15′ by 15′.

Hiking friend Jim with Gus.

View toward the Tucson valley with a Osborne Fire Finder mounted in the center of the cabin.

View east in the Catalinas toward the Rincon Mountains.

David Medford has been at the lookout since 2010. Here David takes a picture of a group visiting the lookout.

David, supervised by Gus, takes a group picture with the Tucson valley in the background.

View out of the southwest corner of the lookout cabin.

View from behind Osborne fire finder.

Images by kenne

The above plack reads: Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower was erected in 1928. It is the oldest lookout still in use on the Forest. This general locale has been used as a fire lookout since the…

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Posted July 25, 2016 by kenneturner in Information

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