Ascent of Black Mesa on 2017-11-02
|Date:||Thursday, November 2, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4973 ft / 1515 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBlack Mesa was a really nice high point due to its long-ish hike, surprising beauty, and gorgeous weather. While eastern New Mexico was largely featureless plains, the Black Mesa and immediate surroundings were in quite a lovely desert environment. The topography was also quite hilly as there are a good number of other mesas and buttes in the area. We decided to wear closed-toed shoes in case we should encounter any rattlesnakes (we didn't, but it's prime habitat). 8.4 miles round-trip, and we were car to car in 2:50. Gorgeous area and a worthy high point!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||700 ft / 213 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||700 ft / 213 m|
| Start Trailhead:||4273 ft / 1302 m|
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