Geographically, Tucson is huge. 900 square miles--30 miles by 30 miles. The city itself isn't that big, but the Tucson basin is fully developed, and is surrounded by four mountain ranges.
- To the west, the Tucson Mountains.
- To the east, the Rincons.
- To the north, the Santa Catalinas, and
- To the south, the Santa Ritas.
I drove a signing package to a client last night, and they live on the far east side. Driving home, I was headed south on Houghton towards the interstate (I-10) when I looked west and saw this relief of my Tucson Mountains. Of course I had to stop, climb up on a knoll and capture it for you!
That first peak (above, to the far left) is Cat Mountain. The next peak to the right is the second highest in the range, Golden Gate Mountain. (Golden Gate's in every John Wayne movie that also has a saguaro in it. It's my backyard view too; you can see a picture of it close up in yesterday's post.)
Tne third peak from the left is Bren Mountain, and all the way to the right is the highest point in the Tucson Mountains, Wasson peak. Wasson has some very well defined trails (photo to left) created by the National Park Service, and it's part of the Saguaro National Park west.
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