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buzzdainerBlack Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2010
Hiked in from the parking lot without incident. Started raining on my way down. An enjoyable out-and-back.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 7:35 pm

CBakwinYo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2010

CBakwin

Tagged this while in the area. Nice area really, would like to explore more, some day. 4.1 mi in, if they would straighten out the trail, you could save a mile each way. "summitted" with my dog Gypsy!
Posted Feb 15, 2010 8:23 pm

IHaveArrivedHP #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2009

IHaveArrived

Drove from Wheeler Peak after a failed summit attempt (zero visibility and hurricane force winds) and stayed the night at Black Mesa St Pk. The temperature was around freezing when I started hiking and once on the mesa the wind really kicked up. The landscape on the hike is quite cool; I'd never seen cacti like that before. And what's with the colorful old west town?
Posted Jan 20, 2010 1:50 am

pittbrowniestate highpoint #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2009

pittbrownie

Nice, easy hike. Watched sunset from the top, then ran down.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 8:51 am

TJ311Easy Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

TJ311

A nice easy walk up to Oklahoma's state highpoint. It was sunny and a little warm. Lot's of nice flowers along the way.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 11:02 am

BadgerSummitSeekerHP # 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

BadgerSummitSeeker

Absolutely loved the drive between Boise City and Kenton. Pretty hike up to Black Mesa. Haven't done much hiking at all in this dry of an area but I liked the change in scenery. On my way down saw a fellow Wisconsinite, Holsti97, who is closing in on finishing the 50 states. Enjoyed supper at the Kenton Merc before heading on to attempt Wheeler Peak (ultimately unsuccessful due to snow & ice).
Posted Aug 27, 2009 7:27 pm

skinnywhitecomicHP #19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

skinnywhitecomic

I was the only only hiking the trail this day, and in the blazing 95 degree weather. Thankfully I had lots of sunscreen and LOTS of water! Highpoint #19!
Posted Jun 19, 2009 5:11 pm

Holsti97You're OK Oklahoma!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Holsti97

Had lunch at the Kenton Mercantile in Kenton. Started our hike at 12:40 PM. Hiked to the summit. Met some other Highpointers from Wisconsin and Florida. Spent a lot of time talking to them and lingered at the summit. Returned to our vehicle at 4:30 and then got ice cream and certificates at the Kenton Merc. HP #40.
Posted May 24, 2009 10:50 pm

PedaldanceHP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

Pedaldance

No sign of rattle snakes or the warned of scorpions from the nice people at Merc. Warm and windy while dodging what appeared to be a large storm, which ultimately added to clouds, producing amazing sunset views. A wonderful day for hiking and the introduction of Highpointing to my friend, Casie, from Colorado.
Posted Mar 30, 2009 11:45 am

McCannster5th HP!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2009

McCannster

Drove from Boulder to La Junta Saturday night, slept in the back of borrowed friend's car on some random street in LJ, drove to Black Mesa in the morning. This is a looooong drive from anywhere, but a really beautiful one. Something about those open, vast plains really gets me. Stayed on the highpoint for about 15 minutes, then booked it back. Now I have studying to do :(
Posted Mar 8, 2009 7:08 pm

jeffh25Black Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2008

jeffh25

Highpoint #7. Camped in Black Mesa State Park then drove up and climbed the next morning. Kinda cold start (25 degrees) but it warmed up nice by midday. The Merc was closed so no burgers for us. Does anyone know what the old west town set up around the corner at the base of the mesa is? Movie set, maybe?
Posted Feb 10, 2009 2:41 pm

Holsti97Re: Old West Town

Holsti97

A businessman from Tuscon, AZ decided to build a hotel, restaurant, resort without getting the necessary building permits. The local government has put the project on hold and there is a lot of political wrangling going on. I was told that he plans on completing the project this summer with or without permission.
Posted May 27, 2009 10:19 pm

sgb02dIncredible  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

sgb02d

I felt like I was walking through the dinosaur age. I had my camera out and ready in case a Stegosaurus walked by.

Definitely one of the most unique places I have ever been too.
Posted Feb 9, 2009 4:25 pm

Alpinist#26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Alpinist

Flew into Denver and rented a car with Zscapes for 2 days of highpointing. We visited Mt Sunflower on Sept 27th and Black Mesa on Sept 28th. We had perfect weather and both "summits" to ourselves.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 11:10 pm

I like it on topBlack Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

I like it on top

Very nice weather. Also ran into a couple of horned toads and large wolf spider. Completed on 09-11 in memory of that tragic day on behalf of Cops on Top. Ice cream at the Merc.
Posted Sep 12, 2008 1:40 am

psquierBlack Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008
Got up in Ogallala, NE, did Panorama Point by 10:00, off to Mt Sunflower in KS, and then off to Black Mesa arriving at 7:00pm. My GPS had us come through the back side and we found ourselves on some long dirt roads going through some rough but pretty country. We wondered if we were lost but then saw the dinosaur tracks sign and ended up right at the Trailhead. Quick pace to the top, pictures with the horny toad we caught, and back down by 9:20 just as it got dark. It's about 2.7 miles to the mesa ascent, and then at least another mile on top, which was very flat. We then left for Texas via New Mexico. We could not find a hotel until Dalhart, Texas and we couldn't find a place to eat that was open after 10:30. Don't get stranded in this remote area. Cell phones didn't work either. The Garmin Nuvi 600 GPS had us going 24 miles through very rough corn fields. We decided to head back to the main roads and follow the map. Had to swerve to miss hitting cows, deer and did run over a skunk on the main roads!
Posted Aug 5, 2008 10:00 pm

mlandau3What An Updraft
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

mlandau3

A hot hike. We didn't see any rattlesnakes, but did see a few horned toads. Walked to the south rim from the "summit" and the updraft was incredible. We also hope the family emergency at the "Merc" was not serious.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 2:03 am

mlandau3What An Updraft
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

mlandau3

A hot hike. We didn't see any rattlesnakes, but did see a few horned toads. Walked to the south rim from the "summit" and the updraft was incredible. We also hope the family emergency at the "Merc" was not serious.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 2:02 am

osatrikRe: What An Updraft

osatrik

You have two identical entries in the climbers log for Black Mesa OK
Posted Jul 19, 2009 10:32 pm

StumblingBearOff Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

StumblingBear

Didn't park at the trailhead and didn't take the trail cause I didn't think I wanted to hike an old road to the summit. What I did do is park on the other side of the mesa at a stock tank. From there headed cross country and picked my way up the mesa then it was easy finding the marker. All this took less than an hour, pretty good for an old guy. Coming down I stepped on a large boulder which gave way, rolled over my leg and sent me rolling down the slope. No real damage done. Climb On!
Posted May 19, 2008 10:18 am

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