Orion Benchmark & Peak 3235
December 8, 2023

Peak 3235 is the left peak, viewed from the south along the main road

Now viewed from the north

On the slopes, looking over at Red Picacho and a mine or quarry operation

Summit cairn of Peak 3235

View of Orion Benchmark Peak as seen from atop Peak 3235

Orion Benchmark Peak

The summit of Orion

View to the north. The summit benchmark is seen toward the left side in this image

Looking down the rocky spine

The peak again, as seen from closer in as I exit

View north, Red Picacho is the blocky peak, Peak 3235 is dead-center

View east. Hiero Benchmark is the hill at center, slightly to the right and behind is Syenite Peak, which I climbed about three weeks ago

Now seen from the other side, from the road as I drive out

Montage: the benchmark, one of the reference marks, a glarey summit image, and another view of the peak


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