China Peak
January 19, 2024

The lower road as the sun rises

"The Gate", where the road passes through a tight opening in the rocks

China Peak is centered, but the summit is still obscured from this vantage

Now on the upper road toward the top

Almost to the top

The top is so close

Finally, the top

View north, Mount Glenn

South: Mule Mountains and the Tombstone Hills

Southwest, Peak 6977, and the Huachuca Mountains in back

West-southwest, rocky Cochise Stronghold, and the Whetstone Mountains in back

West, Rincon and Mica Mountains

These rocks are near "the gate"

Bigger rocks

A little snow and ice

On the south side of the gate, massive rocks. Note the cave to the lower right

More impressive rock formations

A parade of Polari

The AEPCO power plant on the Willcox Playa


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