Black Top Mesa
January 8, 2020

Black Top Mesa first appears about two miles into the hike at Parker Pass, with Weavers Needle also visible

Black Top Mesa and Palomino Mountain

Black Top Mesa from the northwest

Weavers Needle framed by Black Top Mesa (left) and Palomino

Black Top Mesa's northern cliffs and massive stone blocks that have fallen, and Bull Pass to the left skyline

Partway up the slope toward Bull Pass, looking back west

Getting closer to the pass

Higher up, looking west again

Closing in on the summit. The sun was above Weavers Needle so I could not get a good photo without too much glare

View west from the summit

View northeast toward Malapais Mountain (I'm pretty sure)

View south from the summit plateau

Hiking out, a shot of Malapai Mountain and a burbling brook

Cliffs near Parker Pass


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