Our destination is in sight. Only 15 miles to go.
The road rises quickly and the views are spectacular.
Still a long way to the top but it's so beautiful and quiet.
As we ascended the mountain the vegetation became lush and green and the temperature dropped from 84 degrees in the valley to 73 degrees at the top.
View from the top.
Some of the telescopes.
We encountered a group of very friendly Mexican Jays at the top of the mountain.
The Solar Telescope.
A very curious Acorn Woodpecker!
View from the mountain top.
As we left the mountain we stopped to watch this Red Tailed Hawk have lunch.