Started at the Lost Palms Oasis and took the west chute since it was shorter. We made the mistake of taking a bee-line from the top of the chute and ended up having to drop through a 400' canyon which could have been avoided had we traversed left from the top. No matter. Fun climbing without too much brush/cacti. Tagged Mastodon on the way back.
From the camp ground. A very pleasant day.
Tagged Mastodon Peak along the way. Climbed Orocopia Mountains Highpoint in the afternoon. With John Ray.
In conjunction with Pinto Mtn, hiked both from Pinto Basin Rd. Trip Report.
Hiked it solo, 12/25/09, trip report: here
This was my 100th 2000 foot prominence peak (in the USA). I soloed this peak during a week long peakbagging trip in which I also did Chemehuevi, Kingston, East Ord, Kelso Dunes, Whipple, Cady, and Mastadon.