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  • The first part of the route to "Misery Peak" gains the saddle east of Checkerboard Mesa. When dry this is rather steep and unpleasant; I'm less than thrilled to be repeating it with a foot of snow. width:640;;height:360
  • Checkerboard Mesa's famous checkerboard is partially hidden by its white cloak. width:640;;height:360
  • Heading cross nasty country to the highoint of "Misery Peak". As we trudge through the snow it seems to be a fitting nickname. However, the nickname actually comes from its proximity to Misery Canyon. width:640;;height:360
  • View west from near the summit. width:640;;height:360
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