Looking up the access road from near hwy 22.We crossed under this gate. The sign says to "be respectful" - for once nobody is saying "stay out"!Front range landscapes.Kaycie hikes up the approach road.Pasqueflowers with Black Mountain in the bg.Pasqueflowers.Kaycie hikes up the approach road.Hiking the approach road.Views over a lake on the ranch property.Looking back down the approach road from near the south end of the ridge.Hiking up to the south end of the ridge.Hiking up to the south end of the ridge.Looking down the approach road from the sound end of the ridge.Looking down the approach road from the sound end of the ridge.Starting up the south ridge.Hiking along the N-S ridge on Black Mountain.The forest here has some very old trees! Apparently over 800 years old.Great views west towards Bob Creek Wildland.Hiking along the N-S ridge on Black Mountain.Creepy tree scenery.