Ascent of Black Hawk Mountain on 1999-10-31

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:my wife Marcia
Date:Sunday, October 31, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Hawk Mountain
    Elevation:10348 ft / 3154 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacked in from the Kennedy Meadows Resort around 1:30 pm after a short car shuttle to drive the car back to the trailhead a 1/2 mile back, where I walked from while Marcia guarded our packs. About 7 miles later, per a trail sign, we set up camp. Left for Black Hawk Mtn about 8 am, about 5 miles later we arrived at summit, going around snow from 9000 on up, a little after 12 noon, arrived back in camp around 3:30; back to Kennedy Meadows around 6:30 pm, and returned with car around 7 pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4798 ft / 1461 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:25 mi / 40.2 km
    Trailhead:Kennedy Meadows Resort  6350 ft / 1935 m
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp

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