I hiked up from a camp near the top of Swift Creek divide. I had a great campsite with springs nearby. There was still a lot of snow around and there was lots of postholing involved. The view from on top is superb and I need to return there again someday. I had the place to myself and I did not see anybody for three days. The flowers were out everywhere and it truly was a blissful experience, one of my first Wyoming peaks that turned me into an addict.
Probably the most incandescently joyous day I've ever had on a mountain. We started from the Gros Ventre River headwaters valley, ascended to the big limestone terrace below the peak, traversed west, then back east up the summit ridge. There are amazing weathering features in the limestone up there, fantastic views, and we got buzzed at very close range by a golden eagle on our descent. I'd love an encore ascent of Black Peak someday.