Saddle Mountain (San Carlos Nation)
March 18, 2023

Saddle Mountain and its mini me as viewed from the Reservation boundary gate

Saddle Mountain as we start the hike

The cholla was thick, none shall pass

On the upper ridge now, summit ahead

The summit of Saddle Mountain

East view

Northwest view, the town of Hayden and its towering smelter

Benchmark, its two references, and an etching in a rock

The North Peak

Cliff on the slope to the North Peak

Summit is close

Saddle Mountain's summit as viewed from the North Peak

Summit rocks, North Peak

The North Peak as we descend in a slightly-brushy drainage

This is the long ridge we followed up and partway down to and from the main summit

Little purpletons bloom amid the cholla

The peak as we exit, surrounded by cholla


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