Eagle Mountains #1
By: Ken McNutt
Forty-five Riversiders and Angeles Chapter climbers and guests met Sat at the Cottonwood Springs Campground in Joshua Tree National Monument. The Mission 66 Project has made this spot in the SE corner of the Monument one of the finest camp areas available. It has new spotless restrooms, water that is well located, and strategically placed waste cans promote good housekeeping. The parking areas are now well-defined.
We spent the evening at a central bonfire amphitheater where a Ranger made us welcome and related much of the area's interesting history. Early Sunday we caravaned about 2-1/2 miles closer to the large wash that drains the NW canyon of Eagle Mtn. where 34 highly assorted Deserteers (?) started for the 5347' summit. 32 persons signed the register and were led off by Bob Bear in a well-placed descent timed just to barely miss the sprinkles that started only minutes after our return to the cars.
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