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Fmtn2008Easy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008


Nice easy stroll to the summit (first one, where the summit marker is). climbed with my brothers. very easy!
Posted Dec 12, 2008 6:24 pm

byates3 times  Sucess!


My favorite trip was in November 2007, went up Killian's to Lookout, traversed the ridge to Little Black, descending Dry Fork and then calling My Wife to pick be up at the JCC.
Posted Dec 5, 2008 11:25 am

tmtn93Really good Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008


Hiked up to the false summit in 2 hour 30 minutes. Hiked back down in 2 hour 15 minutes. This hike was fairly long and it had very irritating "bumps". When you gained a lot of elevation, you'd lose it very quickly. There were some sidetracks that were quite helpful, but not all the bumps had sidetracks. This hike was nice and had outstanding views in all 4 directions. Near the top, there was some snow and a lot of mud.

Hiked up to LBM false summit again on May 9th, 2009. About same time round trip and same conditions.
Posted Nov 15, 2008 8:01 pm

seanpeckhama gem of a hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2008


I often ride the Bonneville trail for exercise and have always been intrigued by Little Black. A dust storm having destroyed my motivation for skiing, but then clearing up somewhat in the afternoon, I rode (and sometimes pushed) my bike as far as was reasonable then ditched it, changed shoes, and hiked/postholed/scrambled/bushwhacked to the top. The ridge cornices were small and not overhanging but beautiful. It was a windy day but once the dust settled, the evening was gorgeous and I wished I had my camera. A bike is a good way to approach this, it made my round-trip from Terrace Hills only 5 hours and easier to stay high until sunset.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 4:02 pm

apachedinoClose and short  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2007


Nice ridge run I did between classes one day, come crazy bikers passed me on the way down from the summit.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 6:34 pm

RDGLittle Black Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007


Fun winter climb, the traverse along the ridge line before the true summit was challenging given the conditions.
Posted Mar 16, 2007 3:07 am

John StyrnolLittle Black Mountian
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2002

John Styrnol

Did this early in the year. Very nice hike, great views.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 1:50 am

ScottLittle Black


Several times, including once with my father, and a few times alone via bus and before I was old enough to drive.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 10:47 pm

Matthew Van HornMemorial Day Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Matthew Van Horn

Little Black Mountain always seemed mysterious to me since it caught my attention several years ago. On memorial day I finally got up there. When I was on the highest point, two mountain joggers passed me, went on, and disappeared. A great hike I would like to do every year. From the ridge east of the summit, I decsended into a fork of Red Butte and walked MANY MILES out through Red Butte via an overgrown jeep trail. Not a soul around until I got to the bottom of Red Butte.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 7:07 pm

dillweedRe: Memorial Day Solo


Asher, If you didn't know, the reason the jeep road was so overgrown is that the canyon is closed to the public as a biology study area (or something like that). It's kind of funny that you went through there anyways. :-)
Posted Mar 16, 2007 5:39 am

Matthew Van HornRe: Memorial Day Solo

Matthew Van Horn

Yeah, I was aware of the status of the Canyon when I went into it. When I finally reached the road in Red Butte, I had to walk several more miles to the gate, which Ithen had to jump. I felt like an outlaw, and became a little tense when a service truck drove by. Nobody gave me any guff, however. Beautiful canyon, nearly pristine.
Posted Mar 16, 2007 10:19 pm

mountaingazelleWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2004


My first climb up Little Black Mountain was in winter. I went up the west ridge and turned around. I later returned in the summer and did the whole traverse of the mountain. I had one of my friends drop us off at the Lookout Peak trailhead while I left my car at the Avenues. The ridge is a lot longer than it looks. Little Black Mountain is a great peak to climb in any season.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 3:52 pm

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