Black Mountain (via Nighthawk Trail)

Decided to get a few miles in and hike Black Mountain, again. I decided to take the Nighthawk trail up from Hilltop Park this time, as I had not done this route in a while.

A mild Santa Ana was blowing, so I was mindful of my hat not blowing away as I worked my way up the trail.

I snapped a few photos at the summit, then headed back down. A few folks were making their way up, some on foot others on their mountain bikes. Soon the parking lot came back into view and back at my car. A nice start to Thanksgiving week.

I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, Central Coast, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest. 

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