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I paid Black Mtn a visit while in San Mateo for my daughter's volleyball tournament at the Convention Center. I could only watch so much volleyball before becoming overwhelmed by the massive pre-teen estrogen levels and the hawking, over-achieving parents that follow after them - myself included. I took a break to ride through San Mateo and find my way to the top of Black Mtn. The highest point appears to be the middle of the cul-de-sac at the end of Miranda Ct, surrounded on all sides by a handful of homes that have incredible views overlooking the Bay, but unfortunately block out most of the same views to the public. I may have been the first non-resident tourist to visit the hilltop in many years. At one time it might have been a very nice perch to pause one's horse and take in the views stretching from San Francisco, across the bay with three bridges visible, the East Bay and South Bay areas also in view. Behind to the south are the redwood-covered slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, showing very little development by contrast. There appears to be a great deal of money tied up in the thousands of homes about the area - not too many for sale and probably not much impact from the 2008 housing debacle.
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