At the base of Mount Lemmon, where Catalina Highway makes a 180 to the right is Hairpin Canyon. It is a fun mix of giant boulders, close in walls and a navigation dream.
Three if us head up canyon where we arrive at a "Y" and take the right fork. Soon.....
….we encounter a couple of walls with water cascading down. One wall can be climbed on the left side, the other on the right. Some exposure and a fall would be bad but easily climbed.
Wouldn't want to be in here when one of these giants let loose from high above. Through that jumble, there is a way as there almost always is in these canyons. We got a late start so after hiking for an hour and one mile, we.....
….turned around and picked our way back down. The surrounding walls are popular for rock climbers so we were.....
…..rarely out of sight of them. Great fun for a 2 mile hike.