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Ascent of Black Mesa on 2010-10-16

Climber: David J. Rhude

Date:Saturday, October 16, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Mesa
    Location:USA-Oklahoma
    Elevation:4973 ft / 1515 m

Ascent Trip Report

"new" trailhead by The Nature Conservancy & the State of Oklahoma northeast side of the mesa. nice flat walk then up the north side of the mesa to the top. beautiful afternoon after driving from western Kansas, thru southeast Colorado, quick stop at the post office in Chama, Colorado... odd post mistress presiding. thousands of sandhill cranes winging south toward Bosque del Apache on a nice northwind! a few families out for a nice hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:581 ft / 177 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Trailhead:Nature Conservancy trailhead on northeast edge of   4392 ft / 1338 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:59 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Plains State Summit Tour (8 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Magazine Mountain2010-10-14355 ft / 108 m
2Mount Sunflower2010-10-151 ft / 0 m
3Black Mesa2010-10-16581 ft / 177 m
4Wheeler Peak2010-10-183071 ft / 936 m
5Panorama Point2010-10-212 ft / 1 m
Total Trip Gain: 4010 ft / 1222 m    Total Trip Loss: 4010 ft / 1222 m



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