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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2010-09-06

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Bob Packard
Date:Monday, September 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5118 ft / 1559 m

Ascent Trip Report

Afternoon climb (after Cottonwood Peak in a.m.)

I agree with one trip report. This was probably the least favorite of all my N calif peaks!. Short in distance and elevation gain, it was still unpleasant and difficult. We sat on snow on our Thompson ascent. Here, it was hot as hell on this low elevation peak... Incessant gnats were attracted to my sunscreen. Brushy. Unending loose scree, often hidden in the forest or brush floor. Good views, yet not on the summit itself, which is a rounded summit with multiple choices for the true summit, and a small junkyard of old tower parts.

The summit register is in the center of a trashed light beacon part (and not at the true summit, BTW)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1998 ft / 608 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:XC south and upward
    Trailhead:End of Robin Street  3120 ft / 950 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear



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