Ascent of The Mesa on 2006-03-24

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Friday, March 24, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Mesa
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:4710 ft / 1435 m

Ascent Trip Report

No kidding, "The Mesa" is the real name of a barely discernible landform that rises slightly above the surrounding plains of Roosevelt county in eastern NM. From US-60 just W of the town of Taiban, I headed S on NM-294 for 16 miles. At this point the pavement ended and gravel roads countinued S and E. I turned left (E) on the good gravel Mesa Rd. After 8 miles the road climbed a short hill to gain the top of the mesa. Shortly after gaining the rim, the highest ground is found immediately S of the road in a cow pasture. I negotiated the barbed wire fence and mingled with a few cows while swirling the area.

After bagging the HP, I continued E and, after 12 miles, arrived at paved NM-330 3 miles W of the town of Floyd.
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