Saddle Mountain (Tonopah)
May 9, 2015

Saddle Mountain as viewed from the northeast along Courthouse Road

Same location, now zoomed

View of the summit and of the tiny saddle (right edge of shadow) that we'd hike to. View is from the parking area

Now 1,200 feet higher in that tiny saddle, a view south, with Woolsey Peak in the distance

The steep scramble above the saddle. Note the cactus, which reappears in a photo down below

The summit ridge comes into view

Scott marches to the top

The actual summit

Real Scott (me), Stick Scott and the benchmark

View down, looking at the West Summit of this range

View of the cliffs as we descend back toward the tiny saddle

Scott down below, just above the tiny saddle. There's that cactus again for reference (see above)

View of the tiny saddle as we descend, now in direct sunlight

Gigantic boulders cleave off the mountain and roll down to the plain below. My truck is the black dot on the red mound of earth in back

One last view from the parking area

Saddle Mountain—with the distinctive saddle—as viewed from the southeast

Working my way up the steep slopes above the saddle (photo by Scott Peavy)

Now coming down off those slopes (photo by Scott Peavy)

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