Eagle Mountains #1


By: John Robinson


14 DPSers and friends assembled at the Cottonwood Springs Campground on the bright sunny morning of March 12th. Our destination was Eagle Mtn.

Starting out at a moderate pace, we followed the Lost Palms Trail to where it intercepted a large wash. Leaving the trail here, we followed the wash and crossed the desert floor about 3 miles to the Eagle Ridge under an increasingly hot sun. Our real climbing began with the scramble up the ridge. The summit is at the far end of the semi-circular ridge that is covered with desert foliage in bloom. An occasional cool breeze was welcomed by the hot hikers. 11 of the 14 starters reached the summit to enjoy the all-encompassing view.

All were back to the cars by mid-afternoon.

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