Ascent of Black Mesa on 2017-11-02

Climber: Alex Lennon

Date:Thursday, November 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mesa
    Elevation:4973 ft / 1515 m

Ascent Trip Report

Black 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Start Trailhead:4273 ft / 1302 m
Descent Statistics

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