Really was worth the trip. Impressive views. Fair warning, the summit registry was moved out of the rock pile which was guarded by an enormous Desert Tarantula. I'm not a fan of spiders, but I really enjoyed the trip anyway. Thanks for the tips rayray.
Sick but still hiking because that's what I like to do. There were lots of rocks and we didn't find the benchmark. From the summit there were great views of Kilbourne and Hunts Hole.
My daughter and I were the only visitors to Riley in 2007. This is a classic desert peak that, because of its sub-6k summit and isolation, probably doesn't garner the attention of other peaks. Prominence alone makes Riley worthwhile, and the views are great. Very satisfying summit! The sun wasn't cooperative though and waited until we left the summit to break through the cloud cover.