SENTINEL PEAK, LLC is a business entity registered at Washington Secretary of State. The name "Tucson" is derived from the O'odham Cuk Ṣon [tʃʊk ʂɔːn], meaning "[at the] base of the black [hill]". The rock face is dramatic with cliffs hundreds of meters high. There were scatterings of bear, elk, and goat scat along with a handful of bones that had been picked clean. One advantage to the approach and climb described here is that it is completely non-technical scrambling, so the ropes and all that rock anchoring/glacier travel gear can be left at home (still need ice axe, crampons, and helmet), thus opening up this fantastic viewpoint to any skilled scrambler in the mood for another visit to the Ptarmigan traverse peaks but wanting a lighter load. The Travel Manuel is a trusted travel blog run by real travellers. Sentinel Peak High School, Tucson, AZ. Filed Under: Africa, Featured, Travel Tagged With: africa, ampitheatre backpackers, drakensberg, hike, Sentinel Peak, south africa. Sentinel Peak Loaded Nachos (1811 Desert Blonde) $11.99 Tortilla chips, shredded cheese, pinto beans, roasted Jalapeños, black olives, green onions, sour cream and house-made salsa & guacamole Sliders (Dew Point Dunkel) $10.99. Across the way fingers of rock tower above ice, reminding you that you are indeed still in the North Cascades. The business entity ID is 602851814. Make no mistake, this first part really is difficult. Being the non-conformist, I once came up to just climb Sentinel, so the approach up the South Cascade River gorge is described here for those wanting to climb just this particular summit. Further north is LeConte Mountain, and beyond are more peaks of the Traverse. At the back of this platform start up talus boulders, the route flagged though obvious gaps in the brush, and then enjoy some open views as you briefly rise above the trees and leave the brush following the relatively good trail across a talus slope. There are new piles of blown down trees that were not there last time I went up. View Sentinel Peak Image Gallery - 15 Images. We are the "Home of the Scorpions" and proud to be the alternative high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District! The valley's first inhabitants grew crops at the mountain's base, along the Santa Cruz River. ***Update, August 2016: I made another foray up this route, and was dismayed to find it has badly deteriorated. It is also possible to hike the Sentinel Peak as a day hike. Voltron Brewing Company announced plans to open its taproom at 4 p.m. on Friday, January 24. To describe the “approach” in this case would be to describe the Ptarmigan Traverse, so I shall refer the reader/climb planner to those well-written pages here in SP. I find it curious that lower Old Guard had a page before Sentinel. One year when I was here the glaciologists were out on the glacier with a drill rig, boring ice core samples from hundreds of feet down, and flying them out via multiple helicopter visits. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. (15), Comments Partway up take a breather on the “platform”, an interesting rock table under a couple of massive douglas firs with exposed giant twisted roots, a little naturally occurring Zen garden. The peak is part o… 310 likes. Discover campgrounds like Sentinel Peak RV Park Arizona, find information like reviews, photos, number of RV and tent sites, open seasons, rates, facilities, and activities. (that's a guess) miles from Marblemount on Hwy 20, to the Mineral Park Campground area. Walk the old road and within 30 or 40 minutes, hit the dead end and keep going on initially good trail. THE SENTINEL (Map #1 : G:23 : 3165m) The Zulu name for this impressive peak is Ntabamnyama - the Black One. Sentinel Peak Road Every day, hundreds of residents and visitors walk, bike, and drive on Sentinel Peak Road - which climbs and encircles Sentinel Peak Park (also known as 'A' Mountain). Climb increasingly steep snow to its highest point, then step onto the obvious ledge that slants across the face. All Rights Reserved. Recent forest fires and ensuing blow-down of tons of trees and brush buried the trail. Copyright © 2020 Tucson Foodie. 3D View. In this day and age of limited government budgets in which they will not create new trails, here is a trail for which the foundation exists, it just needs maintenance. These keep getting rearranged though, so might have to look around a bit. After that worst 3 or 4 miles, you come to the spot labeled on USGS maps as “Box Canyon”. Sentinel is most often climbed, probably almost exclusively climbed, by parties doing the famed Ptarmigan traverse. Sentinel Peak model. 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