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Climbing Pt 5168

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Offline Lance

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Climbing Pt 5168
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:13:54 PM »
This is our trip photo report from last weekend climbing Pt 5168 near Dominguez Spring. After climbing Punta a few weeks earlier, we headed back to try and tackle Dominguez Mountain and Pt 5168. This was my first time to Dominguez Spring and I was completely blown away by the views.  One of the best areas of the park for sure. Dominguez Spring was flowing as well. We made an attempt on Dominguez Mountain, but I chose a bad line out of Fisk Canyon for our route so we headed back to Dominguez Spring, camped out and went for Pt 5168 the next day.

Our route - Pt 5168
GPX, KMZ, and TPO files attached.

Printable TOPO maps
Pt 5168 (8.5x11)
Pt 5168 (11x17)

The Sierra Quemada from Dominguez Spring Trail - FULL SCREEN VERSION / LABELED VERSION

The Sierra Quemada from the Dominguez Spring Trailhead..

Dominguez Spring Ruins - FULL SCREEN VERSION

Southern Puntas, Pt 5168, Dam & Ruins..

Dominguez Mountain - FULL SCREEN VERSION

Dominguez Mountain from the ruins at Dominguez Spring


Southern Punta de la Sierra at sunset..


Sunset over Pt 5168 from Dominguez Spring


Looking south in Mexico from Dominguez Spring


Dominguez Mountain and the ruins at Dominguez Spring


Eastern shoulder of Pt 5168.  Not the actual summit.


Southern summit block of Pt 5168.


Steelfrog on top of Pt 5168.

Pt 5168 - East Summit - FULL SCREEN VERSION / LABELED VERSION



USGS Survey Marker on the summit of Pt 5168. 
Placed on September 23rd, 1903.  Marker has the elevation as 5176


Pt 5168 - North Summit - FULL SCREEN VERSION


Pt 5168 - South Summit - FULL SCREEN VERSION

The southern Punta de la Sierra and Pt 4885..


Looking south towards Mexico near the southern summit block of Pt 5168..


Our descent through the pass up to Pt 5168.  Dominguez Spring down below..


Dominguez ruins and dam at Dominguez Spring..


Pt 5168 from the Dominguez Spring Trail


Dominguez Mountain from the Dominguez Spring Trail.


Sunset on the Dominguez Spring Trail..

Punta de la Sierra at Sunset - FULL SCREEN VERSION



Punta de la Sierra at sunset from the Dominguez Springs trail.
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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 05:45:27 PM »
Sweeeet!!  Awesome pictures and views.  I remember it as being on steep climb and we came up from the west side, not the steeper east side.  Congratulations and great work!
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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 06:37:21 PM »
some beautiful shots, nice work!

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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 06:45:52 PM »
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Excellent!! Thanks for sharing!  :eusa_clap:
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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 07:08:12 PM »
Nice! Great area of the park.
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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 07:11:59 PM »
Studly freakin' pics!
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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 07:48:12 PM »
I was going to ask if you saw the benchmark and there it was in your photo!  :great:

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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 08:18:24 PM »
Some calendar shots for sure!

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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 08:25:38 PM »
Super photos, thanks!

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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 08:25:58 PM »
No way that's in Texas.  Mountains are too awesome! 

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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 08:47:23 PM »
Great pix!

How much flow at Dominguez Spring and how was water quality?

Thanks,

Geezer

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Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 08:59:12 PM »
Great pix!

How much flow at Dominguez Spring and how was water quality?

Thanks,

Geezer

Not really sure how to measure the flow, but it was slow.  The water at the actual spring was 6 inches and mossy.  There was a small tinaja down from the spring which had better water to filter from.  We carried enough for the trip so passed on the water..

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 10:03:47 PM »
I was going to ask if you saw the benchmark and there it was in your photo!  :great:

Do you know who put it up there?  There looks to be the initials B.M. at the bottom..  Any idears?

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Re: Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 10:06:17 PM »
Bob Marley? 

I was there in April of 2012 and there was zero water, some moisture but none that you could tap into with a filter.  I guess if I would have waited 2 hours it would have been a different story as the floodgates opened up on my hike out.

Looks like the 2013 winter rains and snows filled up the spring some. 

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Climbing Pt 5168
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 10:15:49 PM »
Bill Murray?

 


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