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Black Mesa - Oklahoma Highpoint
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Black Mesa - Oklahoma HighpointPanhandle, OK
Panhandle, OK
Hiking8.45 Miles 724 AEG
Hiking8.45 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   3.52 mph
724 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
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This isn't one of those places that I would have made a special trip to go see, but definitely glad to have seen it while driving across the country moving the last of our stuff from Tempe to Ann Arbor. And I'm not passing up a new, convenient state highpoint when the opportunity is there! Leaving northern New Mexico and entering the plains had me wondering what kind of hike this would be, but the area around Kenton is actually surprisingly pretty and worth exploring. There were plenty of people at the trailhead, and many of them seemed to be staying within the first mile or two, exploring the high desert flora. Temps were in the low 90s with a strong wind, and that felt just great to me! This is definitely a trail that you can fly along, and your blood will get pumping climbing the mesa between miles 2 and 3, but we were on top before we knew it. Nice little stop along the way before the worst part of the drive: Kansas.

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