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Ascent of Black Mesa on 2013-03-01

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Black Mesa
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:3639 ft / 1109 m

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing Dripping Springs I went over to do Black Mesa. Went down a wash on the SE side of DS and over to the old mining road, then up the SW ridge. After a 20 minute break on top, returned the same way down to the road and then followed that back to my bike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1118 ft / 340 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1412 ft / 430 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Breeze was cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1118 ft / 340 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Old mining road, ridge
    Start Trailhead: low point between Dripping Springs and Black Mesa  2521 ft / 768 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1412 ft / 430 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:same, then road back to bike
    End Trailhead:Road/wash crossing  2227 ft / 678 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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