Summit of Pedernal
is the area marked with a white arrow to indicate where to climb if you
want to go to the very top of Pedernal. It is recommended that one
person stay behind in order to guide the placement of your footing when
you return unless you are an experienced climber. One person we met
that day was able to find another exit back toward the West where he
descended and returned along this trail along the base rocks. I had not
heard about such a descent prior to this. This picture was
stitched from two vertical shots. The white arrow is directly above the
hiking cane about four feet.
This picture was close to the area
where you can climb the rocks to the top, and captures a fallen tree
with a good view of the meadow below.