This should be a good one! Catalina State Park to Mt Lemmon.
Stats: 15.2 Miles with 7700' of accumulated elevation gain.
Plan is to leave one vehicle on the summit the day before, meet at the Trader Joe's parking lot on Oracle and Magee Rd at 0500, depart to CSP.
Leg #1 - Romero Canyon Trail (#8)
This section of the route leaves the trailhead at Catalina State Park and ends at Romero Pass. It is 7.3 miles in length
Leg#2 - Mount Lemmon Trail (#5)
The Mount Lemmon trail connections to the Wilderness of Rock trail after 1.9 miles of uphill travel. The trail leaves the junction at the top of the pass heading east.
Leg#3 - Wilderness of Rock Trail (#44)
The Wilderness of Rock trail connects to the Lemmon Rock Lookout trail after 2.3 miles of beautiful scenery. It winds through a scenic open pine forest studded with large boulders and rock formations.
Leg#4 - Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail (#12)
The Lemmon Rock Lookout trail climbs for two miles out of Wilderness of Rock and up towards the summit of Mount Lemmon.
We will finish at the parking lot near the electrical substation, or continue down past the observatory to Ski Valley. That will depend is the seasonal road is open.
I want to keep the group size small, and limit it to very fit and strong hikers. If there is enough interest we can add more people, we will need another vehicle to leave at the summit.