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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rancho San Antonio - Black Mountain Trail

What a great sunny weekend in the bay area! It might have been just a tad too hot (High of 90F/32C). Today we braved the 10 mile hike at Black Mountain in Rancho San Antonio. It was a 2300 ft climb (toughest in the first mile and in the last mile) The rest was decent switch backs. We didn't even rest too much and it took about 6 hours. I'm not sure I'd recommend doing this hike when it's scorching hot outside. Some beginning parts are shaded but once you get on top of the power lines, the sun is just brutal. The end is beautiful though, rolling fields, and awesome views of the entire Bay Area.

Darnit, how come it doesn't at all compare to:
  • Half Dome - 17 miles round trip and 4800 ft climb. (May 23)
  • Machu Picchu is 27 miles. (June 1)

Can you believe that someone would hike all this willingly? She must seriously be out of her mind!!!!!

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