Fun hike, but missed the climber's trail on the ridge on the way up and had to bushwhack up to it. Followed it on the way down to connect to the sissy lake trail. View was pretty good despite the smoke.
This was my first time up on Grand Mesa after being in Colorado for 22 years. I meandered up through some trees and came to the boulders. A short but tedious scramble brought me to the top. Interesting group of names in the register.