A tough little hike through the cacti and ocotillo. I enjoyed the view of Flattop and Alamo and the Guadalupe Mountains from the summit. Otero Mesa is a wonderful place!
I had always seen this conical, extinct volcano by plane, road or climbing other mts. and finally got the chance to climb it. Wind is as remote and peaceful a place as one could hope, coupled with fantastic weather, visibility and antelope. The summit register suggests few climb it every year (unfortunately among those were some poor excuses for soldiers).
A small but rugged mountain located far off the beaten path.