Amole Peak

March 21, 2017


Tucson / Saguaro National Park, AZ

Amole Peak has only 120 feet of prominence and is literally just a small bump along the west ridge of Wasson Peak. However, it is officially the second highest peak of the Tucson Mountains and the west unit of Saguaro National Park so there is still some reasons to check it out, other than a mere reason to increase the number of my peak-list by one as I’m a peak-bagger. Any official summit is legitimate in my book. Getting to the summit of Amole Peak requires brief off-trail travel but nothing worth noting, and the whole trip is written in my Wasson Peak’s trip report.

As much as the ascent of Amole Peak went

Summit Panorama from Amole Peak. Click to view large size.

Looking back at Wasson Peak

Golden Gate Mountain with farther peaks on the horizon

This is a northern view along I-10 Corridor

Mt. Lemmon on the skyline

A SW view towards the distant Baboquivari Mountains

Me on the summit of Amole Peak

Surprisingly there’s even a register on this summit…

Descending on granite boulders.