Sawtooth Mountains

(nr Pie Town NM)
Camped with a view of the Sawtooth Mountains with plans to get a closer look in order to take some photos. (No, not the ones in Idaho) I had heard they were pretty impressive. And, I wasn’t disappointed.

Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains – Distant View

From a distance, they looked unremarkable. However, as I got closer the variety of formations became apparent. Tall cliffs, spires, slopes, cones, buttes, and abundant wildflowers were seen. Monument Rock was the only one named, an 8,541 ft column.

Sawtooth Mountains

Massive Cliff

Sawtooth Mountains

More Cliffs

Sawtooth Mountains

Interesting Formations

Most mountains run north and south, but the Sawtooth went east and west. Just north and east of town, they extend for about 10 miles or more. I only drove a couple of roads to them. Some access is on private ranch lands, and some national forest.

Sawtooth Mountains

Wildflowers below another Cliff

Sawtooth Mountains

Tardis below Huge Rock Formation

Sawtooth Mountains

Monument Rock

Hiking into the mountains would reveal more formations. Perhaps I will explore them some more to see what could be discovered.

Camp: Cibola NF-West Pass boondock
Scene: Mountains, rock formations, wildflowers

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4 Responses to Sawtooth Mountains

  1. John Larner September 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    If You are not going to paint, you might as well start panning for gold….

    • Pleinguy September 28, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

      Ha, ha… not interested in doing that.

  2. Judie Ashford September 29, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    Why not? de Vaca and de Coronado didn’t find it. Maybe it is still there! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


    • Pleinguy September 30, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      Nice thought. But, I wouldn’t know what to do if I found it.

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