Photos from an August 2002 hike on Black Mountain Trail, Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Start
Start
Rhus Ridge Trail
Rhus Ridge Trail
Gate
Gate
Beginning a climb
Beginning a climb out of a canyon
Chaparral
Chaparral and buckeyes along the trail
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
     Snowberry
     Snowberry
Shaded stretch
Shaded stretch
Crest
Crest and junction
Junction
Junction
Black Mountain Trail
Black Mountain Trail
Oak woodland
Oak woodland
Chaparral
Winding through chaparral
Junction
Junction with path to Hidden Villa
View south
View south
Cercocarpus
Cercocarpus
Ascending
Acending
Junction
Junction with path to Hidden Villa
Chaparral
Chaparral
Wooded stretch
Wooded stretch
Black Mountain Trail
Black Mountain Trail
Woods
Woods again
Chaparral
Then more chaparral
Flat stretch
One last nearly level stretch through woods
Fire road
Path becomes a fire road
Beginning the steep ascent
Beginning the steep ascent
Buckeyes along the trail
Buckeyes along the trail
Steep
Steep
Oak
An oak
Black Mountain Trail
Black Mountain Trail
Dip
Brief dip
Climbing
Climbing again
Rocky
Rocky
Silktassel
Silktassel
Gate
Gate
Junction
Junction
Near the top
Trail skirts a radio facility
Junction
Junction
Monte Bello Road
Crest and view from Monte Bello Road
Summit
Path at summit
View west
View west
View northwest
View northwest
Return
Return
Return
Return
Return
Return
Quarry
Kaiser Quarry




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