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gruntRoute Climbed: North Flank Route Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!


I also didn't think it was as long or boring as some folks report. Hiked early in the morning when the heat wasn't too bad. The easy trail made for easy conversation with my hiking companion. My second state HP.
Posted Jun 17, 2005 1:16 pm

JohnMcPikeDate Climbed: April 9, 2005


It was a cold (34 degrees) morning at the trailhead when we started out at 6:45am. Warmed up beautifully. It was an awesome hike to do in the morning and hearing the nearby cattle. The terrain is like no place else. Repeat hike, also did it on November 27, 1997
Posted May 24, 2005 9:40 pm

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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