Ascent of Black Mountain on 2012-03-02

Climber: Tye Scott

Date:Friday, March 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Mountain
    Elevation:4139 ft / 1261 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made it to the top about the same time the storms from the tornado were arriving that night. Passed by the actual turn off road to the marker a couple times due to the heavy rains and construction equipment near the entrance. Eventually I found it, snapped a quick photo, and quickly realized that standing at the highest point in the state with a bunch of steel towers probably wasn't the best place to be as the lightening storm approached. Within 5 minutes of leaving the wind was really whipping by and the lightening was spectacular so I watched it from one of the overlook pull out areas.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Tornado Warning in effect

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