Margies Peak
December 21, 2014

Margies Peak as seen from where we camped the night before

View the next morning

Walking closer to the base. I went up the ridge in the middle

On the lower slopes of this ridge. It was like this the whole way up

Looking over at Margies Peak while on this ridge

The last slope of this ridge before it met with the main range crest. To sense the steepness, remember that the saguaro cacti are all at true vertical

View of the summit from this point

Final hundred feet

Looking east at the ridge I just came up

Stick Scott leans up against the wood lath still standing at the top

South ridge, the one I didn't follow

On the descent, one of the ridge bumps I needed to get around

The top of the descent ridge that leads back down to the desert flats

A little gopher (?) snake sunning himself

Margies Peak as seen from the entrance to the National Monument


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