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Climbing Texas highest Peak

 
Climbing Texas highest Peak

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Texas, United States, North America

Object Title: Climbing Texas highest Peak

Date Climbed/Hiked: Nov 24, 2008

Activities: Hiking

Season: Winter

 

Page By: Boriss Andean

Created/Edited: Jan 20, 2009 / Apr 21, 2011

Object ID: 482102

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Climbing Texas highest peak

 
El Capitan and Guadalupe Peak
El Capitan and Guadalupe Peak
I reached Guadalupe Peak's summit (2,667 m/8,749 ft) one hour after leaving the Jeep at the trailhead. I took a few pictures of GT and me at the summit's pyramid and then headed back down to the parking lot the same way how I reached the summit, running!
 
GT on Guadalupe Peak, TX. (2,667 m/8,749 ft).
GT at the summit (2,667 m/8,749 ft)

This was the third peak I hiked during my short time spent in the USA.
I drove for about an hour until I got to the trailhead. Once there I paid the parking fee, grabbed my backpack, trekking poles, and an apple and started running up by the well maintained trail. I passed all the hikers on my way up. People might be wondering why I was running up like a crazy guy. I really liked the trail, not too many switchbacks as the one in Sandia Peak near Albuquerque.

The views from up there were just amazing. I could see the wide salt basin to the south and a lower mountain range to the west. It was my third highest point reached in the States after the ones I climbed in Colorado and Hawaii.

My next goal was to climb Wheeler Peak, New Mexico's highest point the following week.

Images

Trail and Bridge.El Capitan and Guadalupe PeakGT on Guadalupe Peak, TX. (2,667 m/8,749 ft).Guadalupe Mountains Nat´l Park.Guadalupe Peak SummitEl Capitan from Guadalupe Peak.A look to the West.
Parking lot and Trailhead.Guadalupe Peak trail.Cowboy and a mule on my way to Guadalupe Peak.Trail Marks.Guadalupe Peak Summit.

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