Belmont Benchmark
April 14, 2018

The Belmont Range

View as we walk in along the road

Typical terrain on the ridge

Mattias scrambles up one steep rocky section

The last little bit to the summit ridge

View of the summit from a ridgepoint

Last slope below the summit

View west of the summit ridge. In back are Sugarloaf (with the white cliff) and Black Butte (the black sloping peak). Farther in back are the Harquahala Range and way in back is the Harcuvar Range

Southwest view of the ridge we climbed up. Centered is Belmont Mountain. In back to the left is Burnt Mountain

South view, with Palo Verde Hills, Saddle Mountain and Burnt Mountain

East view, with the White Tanks in back

Montage: cactus flower, benchmark, me, and a cool dust devil we saw driving back. The dust devil was easily 100 feet high.


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