Sentenac Mountain

Peak Name: Sentenac Mountain
Distance: 2.09 miles
Date: December 22, 2017
Summit: 3,045 feet

My third peak for the day was Sentenac Mountain. This peak is near the Scissors Crossing near the western side edge of Anza Borrego. I turned off the road at the Plum Canyon turn out and followed the dirt road until it ends, which is the start of the California Riding and Hiking Trail.

I following the CRHT for a bit, before the heading west up a wash toward the summit. This was really fun, as I scrambled over the dry waterfalls with some nice sandy stretches in between.

According to my research, I knew I would exit this drainage to follow the ridgeline to the peak. I meandered past the cacti as I drew closer to the top.

Once there, I found the register and views of Granite Mountain to the southwest, Grapevine to the north.

The sun was beginning to set, so I headed back down the ridge into the wash. As I drove back home, I felt a nice sense of accomplishment on bagging three desert peaks in a day.

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