Black Mesa Climber's Log

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tubularbills - Sep 28, 2011 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

First Highpoint  Sucess!

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.


schweiger0825 - Aug 24, 2011 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

Second of four  Sucess!

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.


coolalertguy - Aug 24, 2011 10:40 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2011

Beautiful, isolated  Sucess!

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.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2004

Barren  Sucess!

We didn't see a single person. Lots of deer and rabbits, though.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 1993

Black Mesa  Sucess!

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.

awilk7 - Aug 1, 2011 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005


Started up the trail as a thunderstorm was rolling in. After watching a few strikes on the mesas ahead, I 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.


joseyinnet - Jul 6, 2011 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

6th state hight point  Sucess!

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.


DarlaB1 - Jun 28, 2011 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010


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.


colinr - Jun 23, 2011 1:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011

Next time!

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.


hikelasvegas - Jun 21, 2011 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

#5 HP for me, #15 for Hubby  Sucess!

It was hot, so hike early if you are hiking in the summer.


CastillejaMiniata - Feb 23, 2011 2:14 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2011

Unexpected OK.  Sucess!

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.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 31, 2011 2:37 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2011

13 Peaks  Sucess!

With Mesa de Maya, Fallas Mesa, Dalerose Mesa, Tecolote Mesa, Huerfanita, Carrizo Mountain, Baca County Highpoint, 4790, 4831, 4750, 4730 & 4690.


LadyWawa - Jan 26, 2011 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2011

January 2011  Sucess!

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.


theREALCarpeDM - Dec 20, 2010 10:47 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2010

White Mesa  Sucess!

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.


Jow - Dec 1, 2010 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

HP #10  Sucess!

Really loved this place. the 95 degrees was a bit much though.

jhculbert - Nov 1, 2010 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Black Mesa (H.P. #25)  Sucess!

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?


Outdooraholic - Sep 26, 2010 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Highpoint #12  Sucess!

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.


Winex - Sep 14, 2010 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Horny Toads on Black Butte

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.


xDoogiex - Aug 15, 2010 12:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

HP #15  Sucess!

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


Hotoven - Aug 11, 2010 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Long drive but we made it.  Sucess!

It was hot but we busted out the hike in no time. Had to get down fast to dodge a storm rolling in during the afternoon. Got a flat tire on the drive out. no Fun! Although the country side here is very beautiful!

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