Ascending above US-191
Typical of what kind of brush I had to deal with
Finally, the real summit
At the top
Some of the homes in Clifton are built right into the hills.
A couple false summits along the ridge to the main peak.
Panorama of the ridge from the summit. A smoke plume of a fire burning on the San Carlos Nation can be seen above the right-most peak in this panorama.
Sign at the end of the parking area
A few feet later, another sign points to the trail
Nice trail and forest to hike through
Now on the south face, the trees get scrubbier, and the lookout comes into view
The sign at the lookout
The lookout as seen from near the benchmark area
View of the peak from US-191
View from Blue Vista up on the Mogollon Rim
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