A few weeks ago Ed and I joined a Meetup group for a day at Mt. Lemmon. We all gathered around 7:30 in the morning and drove up the mountain together for a day of hiking, eating, and meeting new people.
Our first stop was breakfast at the Iron Door. We mingled and chatted with people around our table. After breakfast, we took the ski lift up to the top where we wandered around for a while taking in the view and fresh air.
After coming down from the top, lunch was held at the Sawmill Run restaurant. We had a table of six and got to know a few more people in the group - two ladies who were friends on a day outing, and a couple who had just moved to Tucson from Oregon.
After lunch, there was another hike planned. Now if you know anything at all about me, you know that anything remotely related to a hike is a monumental event for me, so two hikes in a matter of hours was just not going to happen, so Ed went with the group and I took the pickup and explored a little while he was gone. When he returned he said it was a good thing I didn't go as it was a difficult hike which involved "scaling" a rock. WTF?
After that hike, the group gathered again at the end of the evening for music and pizza at The Cookie Cabin. The music was nice, the pizzas were insanely overpriced, and the giant cookies were actually pretty delicious.
All in all, it was a pleasant experience. Rain was in the forecast but the clouds didn't roll in until the end of the day. The picture above was taken just as we left the top of the mountain. Not long after, it started pouring.
And as you can see from the tiny outline of the person in the photo, arms raised Rocky style, someone was very happy to make it to the top.
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