Black Mesa Climber's Log

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Tracy - May 31, 2014 8:57 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2014

with crutches and an ankle compression boot  Sucess!

My wife joined me for this "hobble-fest" and appreciated the fact that I didn't rush her for once. It took me 5.25 hours car to car. We enjoyed and highly recommend the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast. The owners were very friendly and hospitable.


iamrwood - Jan 13, 2014 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Running from Rain  Sucess!

Hiked in on a hot summer afternoon. Spent some time on top and on the way back out broke into a jog as summer thunder clouds came out of nowhere! [with Pocket Rocks]


S2Ranch - Oct 21, 2013 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2013

Me and my girls  Sucess!

Savy said it was hard but well worth it!

I say longer hike to the mesa than I expected then short trip but we enjoyed it and was glad to get on top for a bit of a breeze!


technicolorNH - Aug 29, 2013 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2013

at night  Sucess!

Started @ 1 AM. Windy, cloudless, half waning moon. Beautiful scenery in the moonlight. So much flox! Eighty five minute walk up, same time back down. Back in my car @ 4 AM.


mebo1126 - Aug 29, 2013 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2013

Fun  Sucess!

Hiked this one day after Arkansas' Mt. Magazine. Flew a Cessna 170B into Clayton, NM then drove to Kenton. Lucked out by finding a clean, wonderful bed and breakfast about four miles from the trailhead (Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast). I highly recommend the B&B. The owners were very friendly and hospitable. The hike was pretty easy. The hardest part was the heat on the way back down. The mileage went by relatively quickly as it is predominantly flat. Would recommend!


ZeeJay - Aug 18, 2013 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice easy hike but super hot. Lots of pretty wildflowers.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jul 21, 2013 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Mesa Views  Sucess!

It was a scorching hot walk through Mesa country on a July day. Though, the mesas and surrounding country were beautiful! The hike was very easy and had a nice big monument too. For me, State HP #23!!


THalky - Jul 8, 2013 1:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

HP #23  Sucess!

A beautiful nature walk, with a small section of assent. Really nice views. Stayed at the B&B that night, great time with some locals.


MountainHikerCO - Jun 2, 2013 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Nice Day  Sucess!

Temps in the 70s, a nice breeze on top. About a 4 hour round trip with about a half hour on top. Sunscreen and water! Stayed at Black Mesa B&B and ate at Hoot Owl Guest Ranch and learned some local history.


Niederbayer - Apr 5, 2013 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2013

solitude  Sucess!

nice hike in absolute solitude - saw no one else during the whole trip - staid at Black Mesa BB close by - great place

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 21, 2013 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

You mean it's not Mt. Scott?!  Sucess!

Funny the things I've learned hanging out with High Pointers...


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   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.

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