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Arrived! I sit here on the Castle Peaks saddle for a good 15 minutes, with pinnacles in front of me, and behind me

Arrived! I sit here on the Castle Peaks saddle for a good 15 minutes, with pinnacles in front of me, and behind me Great views back down into the valley behind me from this Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaGreat views back down into the valley behind me from this Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaGreat views back down into the valley behind me from this Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaGreat views back down into the valley behind me from this Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaGreat views back down into the valley behind me from this Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight area

I eat an energy bar, take lots of photos, send a few texts and check phone messages (my cell phone works up here, as I thought it might). I'm at about 5475 feet elevation here.