Ascent of Black Mesa High Point on 2019-05-11
|Others in Party:||Dean Gaudet -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
Andrew Kirmse -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 11, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Black Mesa High Point|
| Elevation:||8168 ft / 2489 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThough we'd been anticipating rain it turned out clear on the day of the hike, though the trails were still sticky with mud from rain the day before, at least lower down on the mesa. Higher up the ground is more rocky. The views across the plateau are expansive the higher you climb, and it's worth following the rim once on top for the best views (or at least on the return as we did). '
There's a picnic table just as you top out at about 8050', before the last mile plus to the high point. The red can register is still there with many familiar names.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2491 ft / 759 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||289 ft / 88 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||2491 ft / 759 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2202 ft / 671 m; Extra: 289 ft / 88m|
| Loss on way in:||289 ft / 88 m|
| Distance:||9.6 mi / 15.4 km|
| Route:||Yazzie Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||5966 ft / 1818 m|
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