Friday, May 25, 2012
5/24/12 Black Mountain
Enough garden and dodging rain- time for a real hike. We had not been to Black Mountain in awhile and I had forgot how difficult some sections are for Kelley. We started from the trail head on Black Mtn.Rd. And the section to the first intersection has some elevation gain but is not difficult.
This is the first open view.
And I made my first panoramic shot ( stitched together pictures)
Waiting for me again
Nearing the first intersection. We turned right at the intersection and this turned out to be very difficult for Kelley ( yellow section on map). There were places she needed to work around, places where she needed a boost, and one spot where we needed to do a major bushwhack. She was a good sport about the whole thing and we eventually made it to the East Peak.
Another panoramic shot
And one of a view from the top
A good but at times challenging hike. Kelley was a real trooper maintaining her excitement and she exhibited no signs of distress or lameness even after we arrived home. 2 1/2 hours