Cerro Pinacate
January 2009

Border crossing at

The entrance station for the
Pinacate Reserve

Volcán Santa Clara
(The summit seen here is
actually Carnegie Peak)

Turn off sign to Cono Rojo

Cono Rojo

Our camp site

Carnegie Peak early
the next morning

Barren lava fields

Getting higher, more plants

Now back on the road,
still below Carnegie

Now we see Pinacate Peak!

Fra Kino was here, 18th century

Carnegie as seen from Pinacate

View south at the Altar sands,
and the Gulf of California

Crater Elegante from summit
(Zoom image)

Cholla and creosote along the
lava roads below the peaks

Panorama from the north: Carnegie Peak (left) and Pinacate Peak.


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