UN 4409 | Blackett's | Saddleback

This specific peak has a bit of an identity crisis. When locals says they’re “doing Blackett’s Ridge,” they typically mean they are hiking the trail from the Sabino Canyon parking lot to the terminus of the trail – just below the summit block of UN 4409. (Few have reported traversing the entire jagged line of Blackett’s Ridge.) USGS maps indicate a landform name of Saddle Back, though if you mentioned you were going to the summit of Saddle Back, most locals would have no clue what you were talking about. If Blackett’s Ridge could be said to have a summit, it would be UN 5420.
20 Feb 2012


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