The Coxcombs

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Sheep Hole Mountains Coxcombs from the trailhead The bushwack begins First boulder scramble Ship and Iron Mountains End of the bushwack Heading up the wash Coxcomb Ridges Looking back from the Pass View ahead from the Pass Aqua Peak Taking a break The Overlook Tom at the Overlook Inner Valley from the Overlook Overlook looking south Coxcomb crenulations Wind holes Howie in a slot canyon Pondering Pinto Basin Inner Valley panorama Overlook looking west View of Inner Valley from Eastern Rim A steep descent Tecate Time! Sunset over Inner Valley Northeast Rim of Inner Valley Northwest Rim of Inner Valley Eastern Rim of Inner Valley Suppertime Sunset over Pinto Basin Dusk at the Overlook Twilight in the Coxcombs Moonset over the Coxcombs Monk Rocks Sunrise over Inner Valley Crenulations in the morning Western Rim at dawn Sunrise over Eastern Rim Sunrise over Inner Valley Early light Mountain goat? The morning's climb Lichens and feldspar Yucca View back from the climb Near the top View toward Eagle Mine Eagle Mountains Pinto Basin panorama San Jacinto and San Gorgonio Mountains More crenulations Looking towards Aqua Shortcut wash Alternate route Now that's crenulated! View towards Aqua Another Aqua vew Flash flood erosion Heading down the Northeast Wash Ridges above the Northeast Wash Boulder Dam End of the trail in the Northeast Wash Northeast Wash View up Northeast Wash It's like a desert out here Northeast Wash ridge View southeast from the Pass View northwest at the Pass Blooming creosote Break time Looking back at the Coxcombs Coxcombs Mountains from trailhead Pinto and Eagle Mountains Ocotillo Patch Coxcombs from Pinto Basin Binocular view of Coxcombs Pinto - next year's goal?