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The climb up to this Castle Peaks saddle is about 500 feet elevation in about 3/4 mile from Indian Spring down below

The climb up to this Castle Peaks saddle is about 500 feet elevation in about 3/4 mile from Indian Spring down below I leave Indian Spring and start my way cross-country up to a saddle between two sets of pinnacles in the Castle PeaksThumbnailsI'm almost there; just a little further and I'll be on that saddle between the two Castle Peaks pinnacle `groups`I leave Indian Spring and start my way cross-country up to a saddle between two sets of pinnacles in the Castle PeaksThumbnailsI'm almost there; just a little further and I'll be on that saddle between the two Castle Peaks pinnacle `groups`I leave Indian Spring and start my way cross-country up to a saddle between two sets of pinnacles in the Castle PeaksThumbnailsI'm almost there; just a little further and I'll be on that saddle between the two Castle Peaks pinnacle `groups`I leave Indian Spring and start my way cross-country up to a saddle between two sets of pinnacles in the Castle PeaksThumbnailsI'm almost there; just a little further and I'll be on that saddle between the two Castle Peaks pinnacle `groups`I leave Indian Spring and start my way cross-country up to a saddle between two sets of pinnacles in the Castle PeaksThumbnailsI'm almost there; just a little further and I'll be on that saddle between the two Castle Peaks pinnacle `groups`

I'm rising quickly toward the saddle, and the cool breeze is making the uphill hike easier than I expected.