Sites around Tucson show off the scenic effects of monsoon rains.
The Chuck Bowden Mount Lemmon Community Center will be dedicated on Saturday.
What will it look like in a few decades? No one knows.
As the Aspen Fire barreled up Marshall Gulch and through Summerhaven in June, 2003, a home on Phoenix Avenue fell to the flames – one of more than 300 structures destroyed. David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star
Standout species include maple trees and aspens.
Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.
Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn.
Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.
Popular Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson typically has three types of weather in June: hot, very hot and let’s-not-even-talk-about-it hot.
Summerhaven now has a sidewalk.
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.
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.
This year’s monsoon has been less than a wet-and-wild wonder, and forecasters say it might be on the verge of fizzling out altogether.
The 3.7-mile loop created by the Aspen and Marshall Gulch trails in the Catalina Mountains is one of the best, most classic summer hikes near Tucson.
Cool mountain air. Aspen groves. Cool mountain air. Winsome wildflowers. Cool mountain air. Tranquil pools of water.
New Mexico locust were blooming June 10 along the loop formed by the Aspen and Marshall Gulch trails.
Hiker Gary Pivo takes time out from his hike to relax on the "bark-alounger."
Hard to believe that 10 years has passed since the Aspen Fire tore through Summerhaven and the Santa Catalina Mountains. The fire burned 84,750 acres and destroyed 335 structures in and around Summerhaven.
Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses will be under the big tent, performing in Summerhaven on Saturday.
The Music on the Mountain festival is back after a hiatus last summer.