Rain moved in as forecast and while it was not a steady, non stop event typical of my days in the Midwest, there was enough of it for two days that everyone received at least an inch. At the 8000'+ elevation there was snow forecast. The clouds prevented me from checking but Catalina Highway was closed so.....
There were abundant rainbows as the clouds parted and the sun burst through then on Friday.....
….sure enough, there in the distance at the top of Mount Lemmon, a reported 12" of snow. Not enough to begin skiing but yet another front is forecast to move through next week and that might get it done.
I arrive at the Aqua Caliente trail head to begin a nice climb to AC peak. Gorgeous day but with a high of only 63 degrees! There are many resorts in the area and most of them have hiking programs so it is common to see one of their vans. Too many great images to come from today's hike.