Big Horn Benchmark
January 5, 2020

Big Horn Benchmark as seen from near our starting position

We're now ascending to the ridge south of the peak

View of the peak as seen from its south ridge

Closer in, the ridge gets rockier

We study what to do for the final segment up this ridge

View north from the summit at the Maricopa Mountains Highpoint

South view, peaks in the Sand Tank Mountains

Southeast view, the canyon we hiked up

East view, Table Top is on the distance

Northeast view, Jinx Benchmark peak in view

View of the summit as descend off its east ridge

Summit and its long east ridge

The peak as we exit, with two peculiar cairns

The old track meanders through a throng of saguaro

We could not find the benchmark, so this image of one of its witness markers will have to suffice


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