Day 2, 10:57 AM - Window Peak above Castle Domes meadow
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As you gain elevation, passing through Upper Paradise Valley, you see some spectacular rock. This monolithic wall, seen here from a distance of about one mile, just keeps getting more impressive as you approach. Note the integrity of the granite. Quite a contrast to the crumbling examples we'll see about 20 miles away.