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Rock and Root Crew – Black Mountain

Peak Summited2021 Black Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadWe started at the trail head located at 28100 Laura Court, Los Altos
EncounteredFall foliage
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad impassable/closed
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Once again, our group followed the excellent directions provided from the Social Hiker site.  We arrived at our location by the suggested time of 7 am for fear that the court like dead end would be filled up quickly.  This is a very gorgeous and classy neighborhood with homes ranging above a million plus.   The trail head began with a lot of uphill ascents.  I would definitely say that this trail probably had more uphill climbs than the other peak challenges.  This is definitely a strenuous course as rated by Social Hiker.  There is an equal amount of shade as well as many exposed areas.  If you are doing this on a hot day, be prepared with sun screen and a hat.  The temps for us on this day reached a high of 84.  Beautiful weather for the bay area.  This was an out and back hike that gave us a total of 11.51 miles.  Super fun hike and we ended it with a tail gate picnic!

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