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2020/06/17 Rhus Ridge Black Mountain RSA
π 2020-06-17 01:01 in Hiking
[izu:title;Hiking to Black Mountain from Russ Ridge and back to Rancho San Antonio] Here is the garmin connect page:

We got to the Rhus Ridge parking lot s bit late (10:00), and unfortuately it was full (it's small), but we got lucky and people left not too long after we arrived.


hidden villa was still closed
hidden villa was still closed




interesting view of stevens creek, 280, and the spaceship
interesting view of stevens creek, 280, and the spaceship

chipmunks are almost cute enough for me to forget that they are also rats with bushy tails
chipmunks are almost cute enough for me to forget that they are also rats with bushy tails

almost cute
almost cute

getting higher
getting higher

quick lunch break
quick lunch break

nice lizards
nice lizards

view is improving
view is improving

new google campus being built
new google campus being built

wait, what is this?
wait, what is this?



dragonflies
dragonflies


After a while, we finally got to the top and went to check out the multiple kinds of transmitters:




more antennas
more antennas


And what goes up, must come down. The way down was steep and slippery. Unfortunately Jennifer fell and hurt her shoulder and elbow. We should have taken hiking poles:


gravely and slippery
gravely and slippery

the quary is by the trail
the quary is by the trail

eventually made it by the PG&E trail, which we heard was miserable, so we didn't take it :)
eventually made it by the PG&E trail, which we heard was miserable, so we didn't take it :)



By the time we closer to the bottom, the trails were one way, we kind of had to take one the wrong way to get back to our car without a long detour:





And eventually, after a longish hike, we made it back to the car, although it was a long detour back to the car (almost 14 miles in 5h45).

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