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So You Thought You Knew Something About Tucson, Arizona? (5 of 10) The Perimeter

The Tucson Mountains from the Rincons 30 miles east

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!

Ocotillo flower against Cat Back mountain, part of the Tucson Mountain range.Trail with granite steps on the backside of Wasson peak, in the Tucson MountainsThat 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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Comment balloon 8 commentsMike Jones • March 21 2009 08:05PM

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Love the photo of the mountains keep the info coming.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

Terry,

You are so encouraging!  Thanks for being a subscriber.  (And in this case, the FIRST to comment.)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Thanks Mike!

It sounds like you;re surrounded!

Surrounded isn't always a bad thing!

Surounded can be inspiring!

Surrounded it's said caused Custer to fined God!

I feel the same way when surrounded by

Central Michigan, Lake Taho,

or in the coves of Lake Mead.

The common thread is God's there for the observant!

Bill

 

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

Hey Mike - You sure know your area.  I can see mountains from my home too...not as close as yours.  They're like old friends now, but I certainly can't name them...shame on me!

Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Marlene,

Google will help you change that.  LOL

Bill,

One thing we desert rats miss is being surrounded by water!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike,

And the saguaro almost seem to have a human like quality about them...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Mike: Thanks for the tour - I fell like I have been there - oh wait I have - lol.

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) about 10 years ago

Slim Jim invites you to "walk this way."Matt,

And don't you miss it?

Fran,

We have one saguaro at the edge of Tucson Mountain Park that I call "Slim Jim."  He seems to be saying "Come this way."

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

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