Blue Jay Peak
September 28, 2013

Badlands from along Tripp Canyon Road, looking northeast toward the Gila Mountains

Now hiking, some of the early, scrubbier trail

Looking back at Scott P., and the pine forest we just came from

Sign at the saddle north of the peak along the ridge

Point 8529

Looking back toward the way we came, Mount Turnbull is in the distance

Approaching the grassy slope that leads to the top

And there's me

Awesome view of the Piñalenos, with Mount Graham and its observatory, and Heliograph Peak sticking up behind and to the right

Southeast view toward Dos Cabezas Range

South view, that looks like the Winchester Mountains and Reiley Peak

Blue Jay Peak as viewed from near the lookout tower on West Peak

Montage of West Peak images

Three shots from Scott Peavy's camera:

That's me, hiking on the trail (c) Scott Peavy

From near Point 8529 (c) Scott Peavy

Not setting speed records (c) Scott Peavy


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