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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2014-03-10

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Dan Baxter
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, March 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3939 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an interesting hike. We started up the canyon figuring we would follow it up towards the summit. About 100 yds up the drainage there is a vertical 40 ft dry waterfall that we had to climb around on the right. From there the route didn't get much easier as we progressed from one drainage to the next and the next. Very rocky with boulders in places. We persevered and finally fought our way through to the summit which had nice views. On the way down we avoided most to the rocky areas by taking more of an eastern track as shown on the GPS track that is attached. One could just follow the ridge all the way from where we parked and stay out of most of the maze of the drainage.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1500 ft / 457 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Northwest Slopes
    Trailhead:2439 ft / 743 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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