Pit View Peak & Horse Pasture Hill
December 15, 2022
Hiking up the road into the Sierrita Mountains, some snow from a storm 2 days ago still lingers
The last bit of slope up to Peak 5816 "Pit View Peak"
Same peak, down the south side now
Horse Pasture Hill
Same peak, now at its base
I'm about a third of the way up Horse Pasture Hill
Summit of Horse Pasture. Mount Wrightson looms in back, some of the Sierrita Mine can be seen too
The Sierrita Crest, with Keystone Peak and the towers. I followed a track that comes down the left ridge in this image
The Sierrita Mine. In back are the Santa Catalinas and Rincon Mountains
Hiking down, a little snow
My car at the McGee Settlement Water Tank. The only way in is to squeeze through a 2-foot by 5-foot opening seen here. Thus, chubby hikers may have trouble getting in
Mount Wrightson. This photo is not retouched in any manner. There was a cool inversion layer thing happening that provided this interesting "stripe" effect
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