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Shadow Mountains (Mojave Desert)

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Created/Edited: Feb 21, 2008 / Feb 21, 2008

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Shadow Mountains

Silver Peak
 

The Shadows Mountains are a rugged little limestone range in the far western Mojave Desert. The range has commanding views of the western Mojave, especially of Edwards Air Force Base, Muroc Dry Lake, El Mirage Dry Lake, and the San Garbiel Mountains. the nearest developed town is Adelanto and it is about ten miles away. The highest peak is Shadow Mountain Silver at 4120 feet at the western end and Silver Peak 4043 feet at the eastern end. Silver Peak is the more climber oriented peak. Shadow Mountain has a abandoned radio tower on the summit with a high clearance dirt road. Great views from both.

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rmac10Silver Peak

rmac10

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It was a pleasure to see this listing. I've climbed a bunch of peaks in the desert. I do miss that part of my hiking experience since moving to Washington State in 2006. A couple of years ago, I did both the peaks as you did. I definitely preferred Silver Peak itself; it was a fun hike. Thanks for posting this.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 5:28 pm

theronmoonRe: Silver Peak

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Glad to see someone knows these peaks! Lately I have been climbing the random peaks that make up the western Mojave. Just a really nice overlooked area. And this time of year the views are insane.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 3:25 pm

rmac10Re: Silver Peak

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Since you are doing other peaks in the Mojave, let me recommend Fremont Peak; it is a terrific hike and is quite remote. Also, Mt. Stoddard--a fabulous ramble with a great view. Ord Mtn. is another terrific climb; it is the highest peak in its area at 6300+.
Posted Mar 30, 2008 8:42 pm

theronmoonRe: Silver Peak

theronmoon

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Fremont I have been all around but not to the top yet, really want to make the time to do it though. Already have a page for Ord. Stoddard is another I need to do. Thanks for checking it out.
Posted Mar 31, 2008 12:43 am

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