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Peak Summited2021 Black Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMonte Bello
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Hiked from Rhus Ridge last year. Decided to try Monte Bello this time.  Windy narrow little road with lots of Labor Day cyclists.  NO PROBLEM with parking at this trailhead though.  Did the trail loop in AllTrails, and added enough side trips to make it to 7.5 miles.  Easy in the direction suggested by AllTrails.  (The return part of the loop was a little steep with slippery loose dirt and gravel.  Be careful on that stuff.)  View from the top is unremarkable.  There was still a layer of fog obscuring the valley below.  Saw a couple of lizards and a family of quail.


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