Ascent of Black Mesa on 2010-10-16
|Date:||Saturday, October 16, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| 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|
| Elevation Gain:||581 ft / 177 m|
| Distance:||9.2 mi / 14.8 km|
| Trailhead:||Nature Conservancy trailhead on northeast edge of 4392 ft / 1338 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
| Time Up:||59 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Plains State Summit Tour (8 nights total away from roads)|
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