The Juniper Ridge

On Feb 6th, 2015, seven backpackers ascended this heretofore unnamed ridge deep in the granite mountains of the Mojave National Preserve. A letter was written and signed to DOI secretary, Sally Jewell, in the hope of permanently naming the piece of Topography “Juniper Ridge.” We have no idea if anyone will ever read the letter, and we do not really care. All we know is that we did it; it was hard as hell, but also sublimely beautiful.