An unseasonably balmy February has provided wonderful climbing and hiking opportunities on Mt Lemmon. The mid-morning walk out to Milagrosa Canyon last weekend bordered on uncomfortably warm, but the climbing area was nested in an east-west canyon, and the walls provided shade until mid-afternoon. I spent part of the day climbing and part of the day just sitting, enjoying the hovering humming birds and the canyon wren calls. I also brought along my camera and tripod and took a few panoramas of the climbing area and the canyon walls. Here is a vertical panorama of a 5.8+/5.9 climb, Valentine Arete. I also took a vertical panorama of a large saguaro in the canyon and provided both a color and a black and white version (side by side, below).