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Black Mountain & Black Point Sunday Afternoon Hike

  • Apr 7, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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BLACK MOUNTAIN IS A BLAST!!!


Black Point

 


Hiking Category

This hike is easily accessible from Bakersfield, and it is rated class 2 as there is no trail but there is a "ducked" route, trail or logging road most of the way. There are some steep ascent sections which we will be taking our time on. Trekking poles help especially on the way down. The total distance is 6.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1500 feet. It is hard to say for certain, but the whole hike should take 4-5 hours.


Black Mountain 08-28-2011.


Click here for the weather

 


Black Mountain (7428')

We will meet at the Greenhorn Summit sand shed at 12:30pm [masked], [masked]) (6130'). After taking out the appropriate gear we will hike north up to the logging road, and then follow it east to the Black Saddle (6245'). From there we will continue east and up until we locate the "ducked" route to  Black Mountain [masked], [masked]).

 

Black Mountain. 08-28-2012.

 


Black Point (7334')

From there we can hike down and east a short distance to enjoy the view of the Kern River Valley and scenic Lake Isabella from Black Point (7334') [masked], [masked]).

 

Black Point 03-04-2012.


Summary

We will hike the short distance back up to the summit of Black Mountain and then head back to the cars.

 

Greenhorn Summit. 03-04-2012.

 


Class What?

It is important that we all understand the rating system that organizers use on their hikes. For my hikes I generally use something close to the Yosemite Decimal System. I have seen many different versions of this system, and many are adamant that their version is the right version and etc.. The best description I have seen of the five classes that seems to encompass the most general idea may be found at Climber.org under ‘Five Classes of Climbing Difficulty’ ( click here ).


LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY statements:

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware that Kern River Valley Hiking Club events involve risks, and could result in injury, illness, death, and damage or loss of property. The dangers include but are not limited to: the hazards of traveling in remote areas without medical services or care, the forces of nature, the inherent dangers involved in participation in sports, wilderness travel, and social activities, and the negligent actions of other persons or agencies.  You agree to freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards.  You further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern River Valley Hiking Club - Tulare-Kern Peakbags & Hikes from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.


 

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  • John

    Insanely steep, but awesome!

    April 7, 2013

  • Dave

    Couldnt ask for better weather!!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Shawn M.

    Yea thanks Nathan for another great hike. Look forward to the next.

    April 7, 2013

  • Taira

    Beautiful hike! Amazing views!! Had a great day, thank you Nathan!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Megan P.

    I have room for three in my SUV. I'll stop at Chevron to see if anyone needs a ride. Can't wait!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Doug

    Sorry Nathan. I didn't get my chores done yesterday so I can't play today. I'm hoping I can get my act together by next weekend. I hope you guys have fun.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Changing RSVP to no. Something came up last minute.

    April 7, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Sorry Nathan, can't make it today. Got to work part of the day. See you at Jenkins though in 2 weeks.

    April 7, 2013

  • Paul

    11am at Chevron would be good to make the sand shed at 1230.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nope, I have too much work to do before Monday.

    April 6, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Will any one be meeting at he Mesa Marin Chevron to carpool on Sunday?

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am planning to. What time are you planning to meet? I would like to carpool. I am coming with my 10 year old son.

      April 5, 2013

  • Paul

    I'd like to carpool from Chevron, of course.

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What time are you guyz meeting at chevron?

      April 5, 2013

  • Belinda R.

    Forgot I had a prior commitment :(

    April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There is always a next time Belinda..How have you been...?

      April 5, 2013

  • Gisa W.

    Just want to see how it looks without the snow

    April 3, 2013

    • chuck

      I'm just ready to see it for the first time!

      April 3, 2013

    • Shawn M.

      Your killing me. Hahahaha

      April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to car pool from Chevron. Hoping to see a meeting time posted.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can get my grading done!!!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    said yes in error oops

    April 2, 2013

  • Steve

    Speaking of carpooling. Is anyone driving in from Tocatchahippy (Tehachapi)? We might be able to link up at Home Depot and go green (carpool).

    April 1, 2013

  • John

    Could I carpool with someone?

    April 1, 2013

    • John

      I hope so.

      April 1, 2013

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