Ascent of Little Black Mountain on 2016-05-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, May 2, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Little Black Mountain|
| Elevation:||1370 ft / 417 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSecond part of this hike and the third hike of the day. My 9th peak in 24 hours in the region. Came off Black Mountain and slid east to do the Little Black Mountain loop. One note, that the actual track I attempted to follow from Chris Collier was close but signage keeping you off trails with erosion pushed my actual track a bit further north for awhile but it rejoined and you end up climbing Little Black from the backside. Saw a really interesting bird with a bright yellow head - it was tiny and hard to photograph.
I enjoyed this little side hike as there were no people on the loop - complete solitude and the views through the valley were nice.
Finished the day with another 13 miles of hiking and another 3k vertical so that my 24 hour period in SD included 9 peaks with 25 miles and 6k total. A nice diversion while on business in the area.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||405 ft / 122 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||670 ft / 204 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.3 mi / 3.7 km|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||275 ft / 83 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||Little Black Loop and GPS track of Chris Collier|
| Start Trailhead:||saddle between subpeaks 1095 ft / 333 m|
| Loss on way out:||670 ft / 204 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 540 ft / 165 m; Extra: 130 ft / 39m|
| Gain on way out:||130 ft / 39 m|
| Distance:||1.7 mi / 2.7 km|
| End Trailhead:||Hilltop Community Park Parking Lot 830 ft / 252 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: San Diego Trip|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 6375 ft / 1943 m Total Trip Loss: 6290 ft / 1918 m
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