Ascent of Black Mesa on 2014-05-24

Climber: Mark Van Lenten

Date:Saturday, May 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mesa
    Elevation:4973 ft / 1515 m

Ascent Trip Report

First stop on "southwest trifecta" trip. Bob an I drove from CO Springs to Black Mesa, summit, then outran a storm and stayed close to Amarillo, TX. toured Palo Duro Canyon park on the way thru Roswell and then toured Carlsbad Caverns, to get to Guadalupe Peak TX campground. Early morning start and made summit, and bushwack to El Cap... then drove north to Taos, NM to find campsite close to trailhead for Wheeler Peak. Attempted the next morning, but turned back only about 500 ft from summit due to weather. Drive back to springs around 3 pm!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: South West Trifecta Mem Day 2014 (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Black Mesa2014-05-24 
2Guadalupe Peak2014-05-25 
3El Capitan2014-05-25 
4(Attempt) Wheeler Peak2014-05-26 

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