SUMMERHAVEN, Ariz. — Hundreds flooded the trails and recreation sites at Mount Lemmon during Labor Day weekend.
Just a week after the Forest Service announced several recreation sites reopened following the Bighorn Fire.
“I just kind of want to have fun and enjoy time with family," explained Brady Carey a Mt. Lemmon goer.
Families like the Careys' were ready to explore and spend quality time together on their day off. The 12-year-old said it's great to get out of the house where he has been spending his time learning. His dad Brian feels the same way.
“I work a lot. So, I had a little time to kind of get up and get away and have a little bit cooler temperatures,“ said Brian Carey.
They weren’t alone. Some families gathered in the recreation areas -- playing card games and even barbecuing.
Nabil Leyva Zazueta's family enjoyed carne asada and the great outdoors.
“It’s really nice. It’s good to get out of the house. I think people should do it now. Everybody’s been isolated," explained Nabil Leyva Zazueta.
Others made their way up the mountain for the first time planning to make a stop in Summerhaven.
“If you haven’t been up here, you need to come up here. This is absolutely gorgeous,” said Doug and Nancy, Pima County residents.