With Scott Wesemann. We hiked to top of Avenues Twins Peaks, then hiked up to Little Black Mountain through steep, deep snow. With very limited visibility it is very easy to get lost. But we didn't.
Nice easy stroll to the summit (first one, where the summit marker is). climbed with my brothers. very easy!
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.
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.
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.
Nice ridge run I did between classes one day, come crazy bikers passed me on the way down from the summit.
Fun winter climb, the traverse along the ridge line before the true summit was challenging given the conditions.
Did this early in the year. Very nice hike, great views.
Several times, including once with my father, and a few times alone via bus and before I was old enough to drive.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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.