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Ascent of Black Mountain Overlook on 2008-02-09

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Annette Kinsman
Greg Orr
John Hilts
Julie Teasley
Prue Stevens
Jaclyn Luzuriaga
and 2 others
Date:Saturday, February 9, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain Overlook
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:3520 ft / 1072 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was more of a social outing than a real climb, but it did give some a first taste of peak-bagging. The views of Boulder City and Lake Mead were beautiful.

Please note that the trail is labeled "River Mountain Trail" but I refer to it as "Black Mountain Overlook trail", so as not to confuse it with the River Mountain Trail that loops around the River Mountains, and because the trail does not go to River Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1200 ft / 365 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Black Mountain Overlook trail
    Trailhead:Red and Black Mountain trailhead  2420 ft / 737 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: 2008 Red & Black Mtn hike

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Black Mountain Overlook2008-02-091200 ft / 366 m
2Red Mountain2008-02-09340 ft / 104 m
Total Trip Gain: 1540 ft / 470 m    Total Trip Loss: 1540 ft / 470 m



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