Indian Guides Hike up Black Mountain

September 30, 2001Panoramic view looking nearly 270 degrees, from SSW on left to due E on right

Compass:        Southwest                       West                                                                            North                                                                                    East
Horizon:         Mt Soledad          Torrey Pines Beach; Del Mar; Del Mar Fairgrounds                                                 Cielo Development (on mountain)                         Palomar Mountains                                  Mt Woodson
Foreground:                    Our house  New High school                         Santaluz development                                                           4S Ranch Development                Rancho Bernardo
The Sioux Tribe of the Black Mountain Nation gathered to climb the mountain that identifies the Nation as its first real tribe event since new members Little Palomino and Gray Mustang joined the ranks.  This was at least Douglas' third climb of the mountain (there was some disagreement as to whether he climbed it with the Ayers).
The starting point: the end of Rasmussen St., off of Oviedo.  It is almost 12:30, and it is hot. Two tribe members brought younger siblings, so there were four adults and six kids.  Note Microwave towers at top. We parked the cars at approximately 750 ft elevation, at some of the highest houses on the mountain.  But the top is 1552 ft, so we had a climb ahead of us.  That's Mt. Woodson behind the hiking braves.
Bennet, Austin, Doug, and Tanner, with all of Penasquitos laid out below them. Never miss an opportunity to throw rocks!
Doug and Keith on top.  It was a fairly clear day, but usual So Cal haze kept us from seeing things like Mexico and the Islands off the coast. Group shot on top of everybody that made the climb (hint: everybody from the first picture).  Nimway!

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