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See the Catalinas now, but take toilet paper

See the Catalinas now, but take toilet paper

Trails and roads in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson are open during the government shutdown — and visitors to the heights will find cool autumn air and trees showing off in the golden hues of the season.

October 05, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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On the cusp of summer and fall

On the cusp of summer and fall

Summer officially expires on Sunday — but Tucson is still sweltering with highs at or near 100 degrees even as the first faint signs of fall color appear in the Catalina Mountains north of the city.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The Aspen Fire in 2003

The Aspen Fire in 2003

Seen from just north of Catalina, the Aspen Fire illuminates the jagged silhouette of the town's namesake. The blaze continues to sweep across the top of a "sky island" mountain range that has always offered Tucson residents relief from the scorching desert below.

May 07, 2013 11:13 am
Tales from the Morgue:  Summerhaven endangered by fire

Tales from the Morgue: Summerhaven endangered by fire

Saguaro cacti are silhouetted by the night-time glow of the Aspen Fire, Wednesday, July 2, 2003, in Tucson.

April 27, 2012 10:15 am
Wildfires, a year-round threat

Wildfires, a year-round threat

Saguaro cacti are silhouetted by the night-time glow of the Aspen Fire, Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003 in Tucson.

June 06, 2010 4:47 pm

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