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Ascent of Mesa Leon on 2012-03-11

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mesa Leon
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:6339 ft / 1932 m

Ascent Trip Report

I kind of followed James Wedekind's TR for this one. Getting out of Vaughan can be confusing. I used Park Street and then there are 2 sets of RxR tracks to cross. I think there is only one place to cross each one, so if you find the crossing, you are in the right place.

I drove out to the pond on the right and then drove into the canyon behind it. I stopped as the road started climbing up to the mesa on the right. There is a rocky area that requires some clearance and maybe 4WD. I just followed the road or hiked through the open juniper forest towards the high point. Nice easy hike. I could see some windmills to the north from the summit area.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:328 ft / 100 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:West Side
    Trailhead:6011 ft / 1832 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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