Pinta Benchmark
February 10, 2013

The Pinta Range, as seen from our parking area. Oh, so far

The rescue beacon where we camped

Next morning, we get closer to the base of the range

Same vantage, now looking southwest at peaks in Mexico

The initial approach canyon

Same vantage, looking out at the mouth of the canyon

The dry waterfall, about 1/4 of the way up the canyon

This big boulder about 2/3 the way up presented a challenge. We went right. Note: the bigger boulder at right is not the one I am referring to

Above the big boulder, the remainder of the route

Getting closer!

At this "prow", we went right and met the ridge at the saddle roughly in the center

The summit as seen from near a rock outcrop along the ridge

And there I was

And Ken, too

Summit montage: Top-left is north, Top-right is south and Pinacate Peak, Bottom-left is southwest at the ridge we scaled, and bottom right is east and the other summit rock outcrop

The mountains, about two miles distant on the walk out

The southern Pintas, and the stark desert flora

The mountains, now about 4 miles away, about halfway on the walk out

At last, the cars


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