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easleygoneRoute Climbed: South Face Direct Date Climbed: July 1989  Sucess!
I passed by on my way to Colorado and decided

to knock off another highpoint. After finding the

summit? monument I discovered a nice road to

it from the north.
Posted Apr 13, 2005 12:09 am

splandswestRoute Climbed: Trail from the northside of the mesa. Date Climbed: Early 90's.  Sucess!


My family and I made this hike late in the day. It was a great experience. Views are nice. On the way back to our car (northeastward across the mesa) we saw several tarantula's crossing the dirt trail.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 9:25 am

LinejudgeRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: May 17, 2003  Sucess!
Nice hike, I didn't think it was as long or boring as some people seem to. I ran most of the lower part going up and intended to run all the way down until I almost stepped on a rattlesnake. A hundred yards from the trailhead a saw another snake, bright red and at least 6 feet long. Easily the biggest snake I've seen in the wild. Not sure what kind it was but I let him have the trail. I will post a picture of him maybe someone will know what kind of snake it is.
Posted Feb 9, 2005 5:21 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: North Flank Route Date Climbed: August 7, 1992  Sucess!
Easy hike, but unbearable heat.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 5:30 pm

phillinleyRoute Climbed: North Flank Route Date Climbed: 1/8/04  Sucess!


Wow, that was boring. There has got to be a quicker route going up the south side that would cut the hike from 4+ miles to about 1 or so. I ran it and it still felt like it was never going to end.
Posted Jan 11, 2005 2:26 am

paclimberRoute Climbed: Northeast Date Climbed: October 11, 2004  Sucess!


Trail is much longer than it needs to be. Ran all of the flat sections, and ran into several tarantulas along the way. The shale cliffs 1/4 mile to the west and northwest of the monument in New Mexico were worth the extra side trip.
Posted Oct 13, 2004 5:43 pm

jenniferdenoyaDate Climbed: August 23, 2004  Sucess!


It was a nice little hike. I noticed on the summit log that a woman who was 5 months pregnant had made the summit that morning. It is a mesa, so once you stop climbing, you get bored very easily looking for the monument marking the summit, but eventually it comes...it was a great day for a dose of Oklahoma Sunshine.
Posted Oct 5, 2004 10:11 pm

bpsDate Climbed: Sept 95  Sucess!
Drove out here on a whim and walked up at sunset. Saw hundreds of tarantulas on the way back down (around sunset in Sept is their mating season) . It was almost like a horror movie! :-)
Posted Jun 9, 2004 4:58 am

hgrapidRoute Climbed: Main route from the trailhead Date Climbed: 4/14/2002  Sucess!


It was a clear day, about 80 degrees. I ran/walked the trail, and got to the foot of the mesa in about 25 minutes, though it was about 2.5 miles. Then I hiked up the Mesa, on a semi-steep trail. I ran/walked another 1.5 miles or so to the stone monument. The monument was really well maintained.

Posted May 4, 2004 7:51 pm

vbeckman74Route Climbed: Black Mesa summit Date Climbed: March 1, 2004  Sucess!


This is a nice walk in the high desert. We didn't see a single person.
Posted Mar 2, 2004 3:30 pm

txmountaineerRoute Climbed: North Flank Date Climbed: January 8, 2003  Sucess!


A great, crisp January hike on the way back from a ski trip in Colorado. See my trip report here.
Posted Oct 2, 2003 8:41 pm

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