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Black Mountain and Mountain Lions

Peak Summited2020 Black Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBlack Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail (Main Parking Area)
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttps://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/black-mountain-via-pge-quarry-and-black-mountain-trail

Having talked to a Ranger the previous day about Rancho San Antonio Park, I decided to wait until sunrise to engage in the hike. There are many Mountain Lions that this park…and since I was hiking alone, I wanted to have people around. In retrospect, I could have started earlier. Most of the trail is a vehicle dirt road…I am guessing for PG&E to maintain its towers. When I hit the Black Mountain turn off, the 1 of 2 miles was very steep, muddy and the path was narrow. With 1 mile left, it turns back into a road. The views were fine…  lots of people.

No Mountain Lions were spotted…. but, I know they are there!

 

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