Black Mountain & Peak 7505
February 20, 2021


The southwest buttress of Black Mountain is visible from the forest road

Same vantage as above, now looking at Peak 7505

Walking on the cinder toward Black Mountain's south ridge

The steep zig-zag trail can be seen faintly in the cinder slopes of Black Mountain

Walking up the "trail", it's barren up here, but a couple trees somehow grew here

No on the southwest buttress ridge, looking over at the top

Closer to the top

Now in the trees, closing in

View of the southwest buttress, Peak 7505, Sunset Crater, and farther back, Humphreys Peak

Walking back now, Peak 7505 to the left, and Darton Dome and O'Leary Peak to the right. Humphreys in back. The snow was being blown by hurricane-force winds up there

Walking back down the cinder trail

Peak 7505 in my sights

Walking up through the trees and snow patches

On the top ridge of Peak 7505

The summit

View back at Black Mountain


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