South Mountain (Tohono O'odham Nation)
April 12, 2015

South Mountain as viewed from nearby the abandoned village of Vainom Kug

Zoom view

Parked below the east-facing cliffs

The start of the trail

The trail gains up the hillsides

Now higher up, directly below the big cliffs

Only in Arizona is seeing left-over underpants on a cactus not surprising

The nice ramp leading up to the summit

The summit is just ahead

Scott Peavy flashes the gang sign for "73", signifying he has completed all 73 Arizona P2K peaks

I'm still a member of the junior varsity gang, the "70s". By the way, that's Baboquivari Peak in the back

The benchmark is covered over in patina, hard to read

South view of a rain shower and the Vamori Wash, lined with trees

Ben Nevis Mountain seen as we exit

Casterlin's FJ is parked down the slope a bit, with Gu Achi Peak way off in the distance

Montage: UL: a tricky section of road. UR, LR and LR: views of the one remaining structure in Kaihon Kug, including a date inscribed on the inside

Below the cliffs near the top (Photo by Scott Peavy)

Trudging toward the top (Photo by Scott Peavy)


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