The road turned cold, deep in the shade of Desert Creek.
We hiked the right-hand, pinyon-covered ridge to approach the summit from the south.
Pinyon of the local ranges is rarely more than a century old, though trees that survived the logging of the gold and silver days, can still be found.
Darren pushing through the pinyon on the western slopes of Desert Creek Peak.
Battery storage for the 1960s repeater or receiver -- maybe a game-tracking station?
Antelope Valley and Silver King area of the Sierra to the west.