Monday was a recovery/rest day so I headed up Catalina Highway via the car to check out the snow that had fallen a couple of days previously. At "7 Cataracts Vista" at roughly mile 9 of the 26 mile drive, all seemed normal.
Moving up through the various ecological zones is always interesting. It has been likened to driving from southern AZ to Canada in what you will see. At around 7000', the snow was on the ground and breaking through 9000' the snow was of course deeper.
I reached Ski Valley, just above the village of Summerhaven.
The 1.5 mile strip above Ski Valley, to the observatory is now closed for the season.
The Iron Door restaurant is open for business.
There are a couple of neat shops where gifts can be purchased and ski equipment can be rented. Maybe with more snow forecast for this weekend, enough of a base will be built and the skiing can begin. I enjoyed the quick visit but enjoyed descending back to the much warmer temperatures, 6500'+ below me.