Ascent of Mesa Leon on 2012-03-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, March 11, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||6339 ft / 1932 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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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