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Black Mountain
Henderson, Nevada
April 30, 2010

Distance: 9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 650 m (2133 ft

Black Mountain is a short hike that begins on the west end of the city of Henderson. This non-technical trip suited me as two days earlier, I dislocated my finger on Summerlin Peak. We took the trail route on the NW ridge as outlined on Summitpost.

We followed the trail easily to the top. There was more to see than I expected. Although cacti were blooming, it was the lizards that held our attention. They were scarce on the ascent but appeared ubiquitous when we came down. We enjoyed watching them scurry over rocks and across the trail.

KML and GPX Tracks

At the catchment reservoir. Black Mountain left.

The trail begins on an easy grade

Passing a Joshua tree

Side-blotched lizard (mouse over for another view)

Henderson in the background

Desert horned lizard (mouse over for another view)

Beavertail cactus

Grade steepens as we near the summit

On the summit

Sloan NE (5.7 mi, 5105 ft, 2113 ft)

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