5 Years Later, Another Stop at Eagle Mountain

Where: Amargosa Valley, California
When March 2009
Partners: DB, Ellen & Aaron Johnson
TOPO: Here

Aaron and Ellen on the ascent

I can't believe it had been 5 years since I'd wandered up this sweet, little desert peak. Truly a sentinel in the wide expanse of Amargosa Valley, the views from the top of this mountain (and along the way) were sublime!
Aaron and DB not far below the summit

With a fun amount of class 2 & 3 scrambling, Eagle Mountain makes for a fine half-day out in the desert.
DB, summit register ammo can in hand, is the first to arrive on top

Aside from the obvious joy in climbing the mountain again, it was also a real treat to revisit our two friends Ellen and Aaron Johnson of Denver, Colorado. Although Aaron and I enjoy occasional contact through summitpost.org, it had been two full years since we'd first met and enjoyed each other's company on an ascent of Red Rock's Mescalito.
A break on the summit

After a nice break and snack on the top, we collected ourselves and started back down. Eventually returning to our vehicles, we talked of a possible get-together this summer in Denver, our mutual love of good music, and Aaron's game Cathode Raytube Land, which is about to enter its 16th season!
Good times with good folks!