Black Mountain #1 – April 10, 2013

Hiking solo forces you to pay attention and be a stickler for details. I started this hike on the wrong forestry road due to conflicting directions to the start. Fortunately I loaded Bob Burd’s map onto my gps and realized his route was the correct one (I thought maybe there was more than one way to the peak from Pamo Valley). After riding uphill for nearly 4 miles and seeing that I was getting farther from Black Mountain I turned around and drove to the other forestry road where Bob B clearly had begun his hike.

I road my mountain bike uphill about 6.3 miles to the turn off to hike to the peak, ditched my bike and walked the remaining mile or so. I could have ridden farther but my legs were fried and I was happy to walk. One of the many nice things about this trip is Pamo Valley itself; a magical and very private place and hope that it remains a relative secret for as long as possible.

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Hello From Pamo Valley

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Pamo Valley

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Black Mountain Peak with Ceanothus in Bloom

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View From Black Mountain Peak

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A Rose at the Peak

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14.4 Mile Route to 4045′ Black Mountain Peak

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