Mount Lemmon in the Fall / Driving up the Catalina Highway / October 19, 2013
October is a beautiful time to visit Southern Arizona. The heat from the summer has finally started to fade away, the monsoon season is over, and there are plenty of sunny days to enjoy being outside. Despite the beautiful weather, I was starting to feel a little homesick whenever I thought about what I was missing back home in Iowa…not the cold temperatures, but the fall colors! Coffee shops were advertising pumpkin spice lattes and clothing stores were stocked with cute sweaters, hats, and mittens, and advertising all around said “Fall is here!” But the weather still felt much more like summer. However, we knew that all we needed to do was take a drive up to Mount Lemmon in the fall!
It just so happened to be “International Letterboxing Week,” a week where boxers “compete” for finding the most letterboxes in one week. We put in a good effort between our trip to Albuquerque the past weekend and short hikes throughout the week. But sadly we couldn’t compete with people out East, where there’s so many letterboxes you could trip over them. Oh well, we still enjoyed the extra incentive to get out and explore!