Ascent of Black Mountain on 2013-07-27

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Others in Party:INCH
Date:Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Elevation:2800 ft / 853 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first hike with INCH. Super fun group! Found out by surprise that they jog the downhill sections, which added some spice to the trip.

From Monte Bello parking lot, it's pretty much a straight shot to Black Mountain. Summit is marked by an eerie ring-like protrusion of black rocks. Shuli tells me the rocks didn't exist before the last earthquake. Creepy indeed.

Next segment:
Table Mountain
Full trip stats: 23.1mi 6000ft ele gain in 6h25min (3.6mph pace)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:900 ft / 274 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 600 ft / 183 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.6 km
    Route:Franciscan; Canyon; Bella Vista; Old Ranch; Indian
    Start Trailhead:Los Trancos OSP Parking Lot  2200 ft / 670 m
    Time:48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: INCH.Loop.20130727

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Black Mountain2013-07-27 a900 ft / 274 m
2Table Mountain2013-07-27 b2548 ft / 777 m
3Long Ridge2013-07-27 c920 ft / 280 m
4Peak 25412013-07-27 d461 ft / 141 m
5Borel Hill2013-07-27 e2082 ft / 635 m
Total Trip Gain: 6911 ft / 2107 m    Total Trip Loss: 6911 ft / 2106 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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