Fatality on Black Mesa, Oklahoma

Sherman, T. Allenson, Jr., 58, of Tyler, was found dead on September 5, 2011, by hikers about a mile from the Black Mesa, Oklahoma trailhead. Foul play is not suspected and it is believed he had been dead for some time.


Posted in General and tagged , by with no comments yet.

Kenton, Oklahoma, Scheduled to Lose Its Post Office

Kenton, Oklahoma is scheduled to lose its post office. The Tulsa World has a great article on mail delivery in the Black Mesa area noting that the closes post office in Boise City would be 38 miles away.


Posted in General and tagged , by with no comments yet.

Black Mesa Exhibit Including 2,000 Foot Long Diorama Opens in Oklahoma

An exhibit on Black Mesa including a 2,000 foot long diorama is opening at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma.


Posted in General and tagged , by with no comments yet.

Kenton Record Low of -19 for Oklahoma

Kenton recorded the lowest temperature in the history of Oklahoma’s Mesonet weather stations of -19 on February 3. The article notes Bob and Jane Apple, who live on a ranch 3 miles east of the community and operate a bed-and-breakfast in Kenton have been cutting through 8 inches of ice. The record broke 15 degrees set on Dec. 8, 2005, at Kenton. The Mesonet, which began in 1994, has 120 stations throughout Oklahoma. Oklahoma official coldest was-27 degrees at Vinita on Feb. 13, 1905, and at Watts on Jan. 18, 1930.


Posted in General and tagged , , by with no comments yet.

Hiking “Cool” Black Mesa

The Oklahoman reports that Black Mesa is the coolest part of the state with “only” 7 days a year where the temperature is above 100 (in contrast to the Panhandle average of 21 days). July and August are the two wettest months of the year.


Posted in Uncategorized and tagged by with no comments yet.

Stargazing in Kenton, Oklahoma – "the darkest place in the world"

The Tulsa World has an article about stargazing at Kenton, Oklahoma, which locals say is the darkest place in the world.
(more…)


Posted in Uncategorized and tagged by with comments disabled.

Kenton Merc Sold

‘The Merc’ is back in Kenton NewsOK.com (subscription), OK – Jul 28, 2007 My son wanted to hike the Black Mesa last weekend — and I had a package to pick up at the Hitching Post Ranch — good excuses to escape to the more quiet


Posted in Uncategorized and tagged by with no comments yet.

80 Foot Fatal Fall in Chickasaw NRA in Oklahoma


The NPS morning report says William Autrey was found the foot of an 80 foot cliff in the Bromide Hill area of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma.
(more…)


Posted in General and tagged , , , by with comments disabled.

Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


Posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , by with comments disabled.

State County Highpoints

County Highpoints is the defacto website and forum for highpointers. Once you visit the 50 states, you’ve caught the bug and next logical spot are the 3,500+ county highpoints.
(more…)


Posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , by with comments disabled.
%d bloggers like this: