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Lynx Lake Observation Deck
Its summit ridge is a 1/ 4 mile long and traverses from east to west. Its true summit is on its west end of its 3 peak prominence.
The official route posted for Bigelow incorporates pieces of trail and a routed ridgeline as demarcated from orange flag tape. At about 6400' you pick up a well groomed trail, stay on this trail for about 1/5th of a mile or at about 6600' in elevation. From here you want to bank left (southwest) and scramble to get onto the peaks ridgeline.
The mountain is predominately granite, covered with an old grove of sparsely populated juniper and pines, lots of Manzanita and thick Chaparral. Unlike its neighboring peaks which are covered with lots of Mountain berry or New Mexican Locust, Bigelow is covered with Gambel Oak and Chaparral thickets . There is a large granite outcropping west of center on its north flank. There is a large crack, almost like a chute.
This peak provides the absolute best views of Lynx Lake followed by Glassford Hill (6178'). Research into its name did not reveal any data on how its name came into being. Unlike much of the Walker area, this mountain did not have any mines on it.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.