Black Mesa Climber's Log

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michael350ls1 - Feb 13, 2013 12:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

highpoint #4  Sucess!

very nice hike. saw a huge spider midway into trail. cool


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 1:53 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

fifteen  Sucess!



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 2:14 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

beautiful area!  Sucess!

out and back in 3 hrs.


CharlieRussell - Oct 29, 2012 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

Highpoint #5  Sucess!

Hiked this with my Son and wife this weekend. Not many places nearby to stay. We stayed in Clayton, NM at Best Western. Fantastic BW! No camping allowed in the preserve. :-( Very easy leisurely hike. Easiest High Point to date. This would most likely be entirely different as a summer hike. No shade, No water. Very well marked trail. The view into the valley from the top of the Mesa is about all this offers. But even Barren land has a beauty of its own. Trail head Bathroom is the best Ive found! Thanks to the conservancy!


e-doc - Sep 18, 2012 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

#23  Sucess!

Slowly ticking off state HP as opportunity present themselves. A beautiful hike.


Walkoutnow - Jun 8, 2012 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012

Worth seeing HP #4  Sucess!

Unique views, and saw several horned toads and pronghorn antelope. First 2.5 miles is flat walking, then short 1/4 mile or so up the hill. On top was only dissappointing factor, another mile of flat walking to marker. But worth seeing it all at least once. Took us 1:20 up and 2:40 total round trip. We had shade and a little breeze most of the way, which really made it nice. Bring some water and conversation.


jdzaharia - May 8, 2012 10:28 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

Good views.

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.


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.

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