Welcome to the Mount Lemmon online SCVP training page

CIMG4531.JPG
Palisades.jpg
IMG_0507.JPG
IMG_0256.JPG
IMG_0654.JPG

OBJECTIVES:
 

As the Sonoran Desert warms, more patrollers are needed in the Mt. Lemmon area because visitor numbers also dramatically increase at higher elevation. By using the SCVP Online Training, you will learn about safety and recreation in the Mt. Lemmon area. You will also learn how to apply and/or modify many of the concepts from your early mentored training and Orientation.
 

INFORMATION:

The following links to documents and presentations will take you to the SCVP website, Member Area, and Coronado National Forest web pages. These self-study components must be completed if you choose the optional Boots-on-the-Ground (BOTG) training. BOTG training is designed as a Mt. Lemmon mentoring experience. Please contact SCVP Vice President, Maggie White, for details. 


I. SAFETY TRAINING COMPONENTS:


1. Monsoon Season Safety http://monsoonsafety.org


2. Desert & Heat Hiking Safety Heat Hiking Safety


3. Also refer to Heat Safety cards available at VC and some trailheads


4. Respect & Understand the Wildlife Safety around Wildlife


5. Reporting Emergencies and Non-Emergencies Who to Call for Issues or Emergencies

6. All Forest Closures (See those for Santa Catalina Ranger District - Only, especially those for Mt Lemmon and Catalina Highway and the Coronado National Forest Seasonal Closures Order)


II. AREA AND ACTIVITIES INFORMATION COMPONENTS:

Since the Burn Scar damage due to the Bighorn Fire, patrollers should always refer to, and carry with them the latest District Closure Order and status map of trails. The following standard maps are provided for reference only and do not reflect closures.


1. Map of Sky Island Scenic Byway


2. Major Trails Adjoining Sky Island Byway


3. Trail Map of Lower General Hitchcock Highway


4. Trail Map of Upper General Hitchcock Highway


5. Lemmon Training & Patrol Areas by Rating of Difficulty


6. Santa Catalina RD Trails in Coronado Nat’l Forest


7. Santa Catalinas topographical map such as the Green Trails map


8. Palisades Visitor Center: Please note that this link confirms the Closed (or open) status of Palisades Visitor Center.


9. Legal variations in dog policies


10.Camping in the Coronado National Forest

See also The Coronado News & Events page for current information. 


III. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE :


Take the 18-question quiz, and follow up on answer details, using provided links. Please note that this quiz does not reflect the current status or closures.