Black Mountain Trail

A little tune-age while you read.

What a great weekend – and right out our back door. Idyllwild and the mountains here never cease to amaze and impress.

This past weekend, Brendan and I headed out to Black Mountain with Dave, Yumi and the kids for a fun weekend and some good exploration. It’s a little warm down here at 5500′ so camping at 8000′ under the stars felt pretty crisp. We even got a little rain.

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When we got there Saturday afternoon, the kids already had horse shoes warmed up for us. We had some Sonoran-Style hot dogs, which Dave already had cookin’, then played a few rounds of horseshoes.

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Sunday morning we hit the Black Mountain trail – our highest Mountain Bike Trail in these mountains, really. I can’t believe we hadn’t explored this yet. Dave scoped it out the weekend before and informed us that it was kind of like a bobsled chute with a number of waterbars and some soft stuff. It’s a pretty steep techy trail so descending was the way to ride it!

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The views were beautiful the entire ride and when it wasn’t expansive, it was lush.

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At the bottom of the Black Mountain trail, we headed up towards Pine Cove, exploring along the way. We rode the highway up to the Lawler Alpine Lodge, where we spent a little time.

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After exploring around the Lodge (which was actually about 20 cabins connected with singletrack) we headed up the highway to Pine Cove hitting the old highway for a brief spell.
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Weekends like that are what keep me going through the week. Thanks guys for a fun weekend!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Maria Rose says:

    Wow, that is really beautiful.
    PS Your glasses are cool.

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  2. pedalonelong says:

    It was good summer fun.

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  3. Ali says:

    Love the tractor/truck & the sweet Swiss couple!! Sounds like a well rounded adventure. 🙂

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