McCloud Mountain (Gray BM) & Kingsbury Mountain
December 17, 2019

McCloud Mountain and its towers as viewed from near the start, near highway AZ-96

Another view about a mile closer

The bypass road reaches a highspot then drops, making for another good photo op

The last bit to the top

View of the top from Gray BM area

The top rock

Sexy communication towers and fencing, plus a marker

View south. I'm not sure what ranges those are. One may be the Date Creeks

View north. The two mountains cloer in are Kingsbury and Sadies. I would climb Kingsbury later today. Way in back in Mount Martin

Interesting ice patterns in a puddle on the road

Gray BM

The McCloud Mountains as viewed from Kingsbury Mountain

Kingsbury (left) and Sadies Peaks as seen from the road descending from McCloud Mountain

View of Kingsbury Mountain from near where I parked

Another view, from the saddle separating Kingsbury from Sadies

Hiking up the slope. Down low it was thick with prickly pear

Higher up, still lots of prickly pear but not as much other brush

The summit rockpile

View south from the summit

Sadies Peak from the summit

The summit as I descend

Now a little farther out


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