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Adventure on the Green Mountain Trail, Mount Lemmon

Our only intent today was to get out and escape the summer heat. In Tucson, that means heading to Mount Lemmon. We didn’t plan on any set trails beforehand. Just randomly picked one when we arrived at a trailhead map… sometimes it’s just nice to wander in the right direction. Except we didn’t didn’t exactly wander in the right direction at first, had to back track, stare at the trailhead map for the second time, then head in the other direction.

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
Huffing and puffing my way up the wrong direction.

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
Back tracking

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
That didn’t help much.

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
The view when finally heading the right direction (up Lower Green Mountain trail).

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon

cactus on the Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
Resilient little cactus.

trees on the Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
pinecones on the Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
We don’t see much of these in the rest of Tucson! Funny how something as simple as seeing pinecones can bring joy.

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon

Green Mountain Trail hike on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/green-mountain-trail-mount-lemmon
But I don’t wanna go back to work!

Green Mountain Trail Overview

  • Coordinates: 32.37431600 -110.69031900
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy
  • Usage: Light
  • Length: 8.6 Miles Out & Back
  • Pets allowed: Yes
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