POCKET MESA

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Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
Located just north of the spur trail from the Wildcat Trailhead, Pocket Mesa is obscured by trees and is mostly ignored by hikers. BUY PHOTO
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
Weaving our way along the base through patches of manzanita and gambel oak to get to the north side of the peak. Pine Valley Peak can be seen to the south. BUY PHOTO
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
Looking at the short Class 2/3 scramble up the northwest side. BUY PHOTO
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
The convenient ramp takes us to the top of the mesa.
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
A decent view looking south from the top of Pocket Mesa. Both Guardian Angels and Northgate Peaks can be seen in the distance. BUY PHOTO
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
The view from the exposed false summit on the western ramp. BUY PHOTO
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
Looking back north at the "pocket" of Pocket Mesa. BUY PHOTO
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
Some truly aggravating patches of thick gambel oak and manzanita discourage travel across the top of the mesa. (These trees pickpocketed my camera!)
Pocket Mesa photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2023 Joe Braun Photography
The remote view from the southeast corner of Pocket Mesa. Was it worth getting shredded by manzanita? Um, maybe... BUY PHOTO

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