Ascent of Melon Mesa on 2016-08-20

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Melon Mesa
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:7210 ft / 2197 m

Ascent Trip Report

I accessed this mesa off a dirt and gravel road starting just west of Capulin NM. From the south side my GPS gave a distance of 0.44 mi. to the hp coordinates. The walk was 0.52 mi. so pretty simple and direct. Bare top offers 360 d. panoram of surrounding peaks and plains.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:287 ft / 87 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:287 ft / 87 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:road  6923 ft / 2110 m
    Time:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Time:12 Minutes

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