After resting from summiting Piedras Grandes, Hahn and I headed north along the tracks toward Indian Hill.
We eventually headed west, unlike my first attempt, we went north around a small hill that resembled a pyramid. As we weaved our way past the chollas across the flat desert floor. We continued west for a bit as the peak rose up to the south of us until we found a nice route up.
Much like the ascent of Piedras Grandes, this was a steep rocky scramble up, but nothing too challenging.
Soon we reached the summit, I turn to Hahn and remarked that this was about 100x easier than what I had tried to navigate.
From the summit, I spotted the ravine that I had incorrectly taken.
Hahn said that if I had reached the top of that peak I would have summited Moan Benchmark. To which I said, if that was true you would have heard a middle-aged man moan…
We sat for a bit, enjoyed the views, signed the register, and then headed back down. I continued to pick her brain about various summits. We found ourselves back at the car and headed back into town.
I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea-kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest.