Ascent of Black Mesa on 2011-06-17
|Others in Party:||Angela Knipple|
|Date:||Friday, June 17, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4973 ft / 1515 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDriving from the west through Kenton, you'll pass through the small town and there will be a sign on the left for Black Mesa Bed & Breakfast. Turn left here and follow the road for a few miles to the Black Mesa Nature Preserve Trailhead it will be on the left. It will have a large gate decorated with tiles having animal tracks on them.
A four mile hike up, trail clearly visible. Every mile there is a bench and sign. At mile two the trail will turn left and you'll hike up the mesa for a half mile or less, a little over a mile on the top to the marker - which is seen it the photo for this peak.
Added bonus, head south on a visible trail about 200 yards for a nice lookout.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Very Windy, Clear|
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