Eagle the day before. The morning started out calm and cool, but by midway through the climb the wind was picking up. It was going up to 50 mph by the time I made it back to the car through a sandstorm.
My wife Penelope, our friend Kathleen Edwards and I hiked the mountain on our day off from rock climbing in J Tree in March 2009. We had a wonderful day chasing wild flowers which were abundant. Good hike in J Tree NP.
Nice hike! I explored both summits. The east summit has what looks like big blocks of yellow marble.
Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Orocopia, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.
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