10:42 - View north - As we zigzag up the north flank of Cucamonga Peak, the twin summit of Telegraph Peak (8985') comes into view (the official peak is the pointed one on the right). Telegraph Peak is the middle summit of the Three Tees. Below it to the right stands Timber Mountain (8303'). The other peak of the Three Tees is Thunder Mountain (8587'), which will remain cloaked behind Telegraph Peak for our entire trip.
To the left, out of view, is Icehouse Saddle, which we left an hour ago. Up the slope on the left lies Bighorn Peak (8441').