Baragan Mountain & Plains Benchmark
January 26, 2020

Plains BM is the pointed summit at the left, the range highpoint is at the left of the flat ridge, slightly right-of-center

Summit of Plains, with benchmark

The highpoint, as I descend from Plains

Now on the highpoint, a view to the east

View southwest, towards Plains

View west

View north, Turtleback Hill

Cool view of the fractal nature of the arroyos on the desert floor. Little Horn BM is the ridge on the far horizon to the left

As I descend, a look back up to the highpoint

The long gentle ridge I descended

View of the highpoint and the basin below it

Walking out over desolate "desert asphalt", with sunny skies and distant ranges

View of Plains Benchmark hill back at my car

The hills as I exit


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