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Amon Carter Peak, TX

Amon Carter Peak, TX

Amon Carter Peak, TX

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Texas, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 29.27721°N / 103.33173°W

Object Title: Amon Carter Peak, TX

County: Brewster

Activities: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 5688 ft / 1734 m


Page By: Bob Sihler

Created/Edited: May 1, 2006 / May 19, 2017

Object ID: 191308

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OverviewPage adopted March 2017 and under reconstruction.

In memory of

The previous owner of this page put the following dedication foremost, and out of respect to his wishes and to the deceased, I am keeping that.

In memory of Thomas Andrew Whitley who loved these mountains. To see all of his photos, click here.

Summit shot
Thomas Andrew Whitley on the summit of Amon Carter on December 29, 2007.


Although Amon Carter Peak, often simply called Carter Peak, is one of the lower named summits in the Chisos Mountains, it is one of the most dramatic, especially since, with Vernon Bailey Peak, it forms the Window, a popular hiking destination and the target of many a camera at sunset.

According to Wikipedia, Amon Carter was "the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and a nationally known civic booster for Fort Worth, Texas."



Carter Peak, SunsetVernon Bailey Peak and Carter...Amon Carter on the Window trailSummit BlockCarter PeakCarter PeakThe last Stretch
CarterCarter and routeLong Way DownOne Last PushThe Window from the WestSummit shotRidge to Carter
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