Black Mesa Additions and Corrections
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|Alpinist||Signature photo missing|
|The signature photo on this page no longer exists. You should chose another one...|
|Posted Jun 26, 2008 3:52 pm|
|txmountaineer||Re: Signature photo missing|
|Thanks for pointing this out! I readded the thumbnail so that it at least won't show up as "Page Deleted".|
|Posted Jun 30, 2008 3:13 pm|
|FYI - Two external links at the bottom of the page appear to be permanently out of commission:|
America's Roof website and Ryan Cragun's website.
|Posted Sep 17, 2008 5:17 pm|
|wblume||Re: Bad links|
|ryan craguns website appears to be moved to |
|Posted Oct 31, 2009 4:43 pm|
|txmountaineer||Re: Bad links|
|Thanks for the comments, both of you! these links were added by another user back in the SP, ver 1 days, so I've removed all the personal website links and replaced them with the official link to the Nature Conservancy. Best Regards!|
|Posted Nov 2, 2009 12:02 pm|
|MalibuBill||Black Mesa B&B and hike|
|We located what we hoped would be and turned out to be a very nice place to stay, Black Mesa B&B. It is right on the road north from 325, maybe 2 miles north and about 2 miles from the trailhead, which is quite well marked. The owners, Monty and Vikki Roberts are personable and eager to please and do furnish, as advertised, a country breakfast. They also permitted us to use the kitchen in their 100 year old ranch house to prepare our dinners. We arrived late afternoon on October 14, 2014, hiked the peak on October 15 and spent that night. Accommodations were comfortable and adequate with the hospitality of the hosts more than making up for any shortcomings. We stayed in the downstairs room in the main house. There is a new cabin on the property that costs a little more also. The guests in it were quite content also. We would return.|
The hike itself was fun on a gorgeous if slightly too warm (84 degrees) day. Since a year ago winter arrived in early October in the Plains we were pleased.
|Posted Oct 22, 2014 6:35 pm|
|HasseFamily||Re: Black Mesa B&B and hike|
|We would also highly recommend the Black Mesa B&B. While we didn't get the opportunity to stay there, Vicki did us a huge favor out of the goodness of her heart. Good people. |
We spotted a herd of Bighorn sheep near their property.
We had perfect temperatures for our hike to the top of Black Mesa. It was a great day.
|Posted Apr 9, 2015 10:22 pm|
|HasseFamily||Directions from the North|
|We approached the area from the north in Colorado (southbound 385). At Campo, we travelled west on CR J and then south on CR 13. Both were dirt roads and probably didn't save us much time over taking 385 all the way to 325, but the scenery was very interesting--including a sign proclaiming a ranch "Poverty Acres." CR 13 eventually intersects with 325. We travelled west on 325 and turned north on NS 3.8 which took us to the trailhead.|
|Posted Apr 9, 2015 10:36 pm|