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jdzahariaGood views.
Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

jdzaharia

Scenic hike in beautiful country. Saw horned toads and collared lizards. Slightly hazy, but could see Rabbit Ear Mountain to the south, Sierra Grande and Capulin Volcano to the southwest, and Potato Butte to the north. Visited the OK/NM/CO tri-point after the hike.
Posted May 8, 2012 10:28 am

tubularbillsFirst Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

tubularbills

First high point ever. Saw the most epic sunrise ever. This was the first part of a road trip from Enid, OK out to the HP, and then to Capulin Volcano, Taos New Mexico, Amarillo Texas, and back home. Did this again on April 24th 2010. Perfect weather both times.
Posted Sep 28, 2011 10:59 pm

schweiger0825Second of four  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

schweiger0825

This was the second of four HPs on my recent vacation to the southwest. Following Nebraska, I was really beginning to enjoy how hitting highpoints allows you to visit some unique places in the U.S. I found this panhandle area to be oddly beautiful in its barrenness. Nice hike, fortunately overcast and not scorching sun, and distant storms held off -- and even gave me a rainbow to view down the stretch.
Posted Aug 24, 2011 1:07 pm

coolalertguyBeautiful, isolated  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2011

coolalertguy

Drove up from Texas, camped at the state park. Beautiful, very isolated area—reminds me of all those old westerns. The hike up to the top seemed to take a long time getting around the base, and then a very short, fun, steep trip up, and then another long walk across the flat top. On the way up, we passed an older couple coming down, and then met a gal at the high-point marker, and then passed another couple going down. Mostly had the place to ourselves.
Posted Aug 24, 2011 10:40 am

vbeckman74Barren  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2004

vbeckman74

We didn't see a single person. Lots of deer and rabbits, though.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:14 pm

xpdaBlack Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 1993

xpda

Mike and I stopped by on our way home from Comdex. We spent some time and energy riding and dragging bicycles up the steep south slope, only to find a road at the top.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 4:24 pm

awilk7Foiled
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005
Started up the trail as a thunderstorm was rolling in. After watching a few strikes on the mesas ahead, decided against placing myself at the highest point of Oklahoma as a human lightning rod. I'll have to come back when I get the chance. This was an attempt to sneak it in on a road trip between Arkansas and Utah.
Posted Aug 1, 2011 3:53 pm

joseyinnet6th state hight point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

joseyinnet

Drove over from Raton to climb up, and it was pretty hot and muggy. Lots of mockingbirds and cicadas to listen to on the way.
Posted Jul 6, 2011 11:56 pm

DarlaB1YAY
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

DarlaB1

Hiked Black Mesa for my 34th birthday. It was my third, I think. My favorite so far. Of course, Oklahoma is my home-state, so I may be biased. :) Almost stepped on a rattlesnake up top.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 10:11 pm

SeanReedyNext time!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011

SeanReedy

The parking lot was a great place to park our truck camper for the night after driving all the way there from western Missouri in one day on our way back to California. My three year old and I walked on the trail a bit with our dogs, but unfortunately miles on the road were a bigger priority at that point in the trip than miles on a trail, so we did not attempt the summit this time around.
Posted Jun 23, 2011 1:16 am

hikelasvegas#5 HP for me, #15 for Hubby  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

hikelasvegas

It was hot, so hike early if you are hiking in the summer.
Posted Jun 21, 2011 1:53 am

CastillejaMiniataUnexpected OK.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2011

CastillejaMiniata

I did not expect a wonderful land of mesas in western OK, but after hitting this on my way back to CO from the south, I was very glad I discovered the beauty of OK.
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:14 am

Brian Kalet13 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2011

Brian Kalet

With Mesa de Maya, Fallas Mesa, Dalerose Mesa, Tecolote Mesa, Huerfanita, Carrizo Mountain, Baca County Highpoint, 4790, 4831, 4750, 4730 & 4690.
Posted Jan 31, 2011 2:37 am

LadyWawaJanuary 2011  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2011

LadyWawa

Did this in perfect weather in January 2011. Saw a large fox walking along the trail near the mile 2 bench! Relatively flat the whole way except around the mile 3 bench.
Posted Jan 26, 2011 9:12 pm

theREALCarpeDMWhite Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2010

theREALCarpeDM

Did this on my annual drive to Indy for Xmas. The ground conditions and my choice of clothing made it more interesting. My schedule didn't allow for much margin of error (I'd get back to the car as it was starting to get dark), so I didn't take time to change into my hiking clothes. Instead, wore cotton pretty much head to toe - plus mesh summer trail shoes. So the 4" to 6" of snow made for a cold walk. The road was plowed, but the parking lot wasn't, so I took a couple of minutes to shovel a little parking spot at the side of the road beforehand. 1:40 up and 1:25 down. Coming from Boise City, there were plenty of signs that said Black Mesa State Park - but they pointed to the left. Stay on the road to Kenton until you see the sign for Black Mesa NATURE PRESERVE.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 10:47 am

JowHP #10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

Jow

Really loved this place. the 95 degrees was a bit much though.
Posted Dec 1, 2010 2:46 pm

jhculbertBlack Mesa (H.P. #25)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010
An excellent day - clear skies and 60-70 deg. My wife and I followed the old road up to the H.P. at a leisurely pace in 1 hr. 40 min. over the stated 4.2 miles. We noted that several of the wooden route/mileage signs were missing from their posts. Nice benches at M.P. 1, 2, 3, and at the H.P. Bench at M.P. 3 affords a great view to the NW! Nice H.P. monument! We wondered how they got it up there...the road is impassible now. The register box is full of loose notes, and the books are full. Does anyone manage the register?
Posted Nov 1, 2010 7:32 pm

OutdooraholicHighpoint #12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Outdooraholic

I hiked Black Mesa right before sunset. I started on the trail at 5:20 and made it to the summit about an hour later. It was dark by the time I made it back to the parking lot. Not much of a view but glad I did it.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 8:09 pm

WinexHorny Toads on Black Butte
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Winex

A fun hike with 2 neighbor dudes from Minnesoter. Stepped on several horned toads, but didn't lick them. Saw two other hikers. Very unique area.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 10:22 pm

xDoogiexHP #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

xDoogiex

good times. some awesome views. cows were roaming around and horned toads were cool. seemed like the park was a giant grasshopper orgy. millions. and of different species too. watched some cool storms in the distance. breeze on top was awesome
Posted Aug 15, 2010 12:27 am

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