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Nicasio Reservoir and Black Mountain

 
Nicasio Reservoir and Black Mountain

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Object Title: Nicasio Reservoir and Black Mountain

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Noondueler

Created/Edited: Apr 12, 2009 / Oct 26, 2011

Object ID: 505553

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2 hikes in west Marin County California

A venture out to west Marin where I don't usually go yielded a wealth of beautiful scenery, green hills, lots of flowers and blue skies with windswept clouds.

Black Mountain

This has also been called "Elephant Mountain". The Youngbloods had a song about it in the sixties. It's one of the most beautiful hills in the Marin County. As for the name, well it seems there's a "Black Mtn." every 25 miles in California. Not to mention White Mtns., Pine Mtns., Eagle Peaks, Pyramid peaks,, Table Mtns., etc.

Images


Poppies below Black Mtn.

Poppies below Black Mtn.

Poppy view northeast from Black Mtn.

Poppy view northeast from Black Mtn.

Sky above oak tree

Sky above oak tree

Mossy trees on Hicks Mtn.

Mossy trees on Hicks Mtn.

Flower covered hillside

Flower covered hillside

Lupine view southeast from Black Mtn.

Lupine view southeast from Black Mtn.

Paintbrush view east from Hicks Mtn.

Paintbrush view east from Hicks Mtn.

Lupine view northeast from Black Mtn.

Lupine view northeast from Black Mtn.

Windswept sky  over Nicasio

Windswept sky over Nicasio

Coastal fog over Mt. Wittenberg

Coastal fog over Mt. Wittenberg

Lupine and Black Mtn.

Lupine and Black Mtn.

Nicasio Reservoir from Hicks Mtn.

Nicasio Reservoir from Hicks Mtn.

Showdown on Reservoir Ridge

Showdown on Reservoir Ridge

Pond below Hick Mtn. and Reservoir Ridge

Pond below Hick Mtn. and Reservoir Ridge

Poppies and Inverness Ridge from Black Mtn.

Poppies and Inverness Ridge from Black Mtn.


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carlycue12hiking

carlycue12

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Where is the trailhead for black mountain?
Posted Apr 15, 2012 8:30 pm

NoonduelerRe: hiking

Noondueler

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There is no trailhead. It is on private property. I parked by Nicasio Res., crossed the road scrambling up some steep terrain and maybe a barbed wire fence up the southeast slope. Nobody around.
Posted Apr 15, 2012 10:13 pm

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