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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2018-11-11

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Date:Sunday, November 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5118 ft / 1559 m

Ascent Trip Report

what an ugly hike. pro tip: don't waste a blue sky day on this peak, you won't really get much in the way of views anyhow.

the crux of the hike is avoiding the lava rocks on the very steep portion of the climb. pay close attention to your route finding when you get to the somewhat flat area around 3600' (1100m in the USGS topo). i messed up on my ascent... i'm attaching my descent, which is similar to connor's track (he got it right going up and down) and ken jones' descent.

one new difference with my track is a firebreak that appears to have been bulldozed this summer. it heads up toward the radio hut i marked in the track.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2176 ft / 663 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2176 ft / 663 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2176 ft / 663 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Start Trailhead:2942 ft / 896 m
    Time:2 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2176 ft / 663 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    End Trailhead:2942 ft / 896 m
    Time:1 Hours 34 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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