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dunking_deutschmanRoute Climbed: South Rim Loop Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!


cool side trip off the loop to make for an exciting, exhausting 17 mile tour of the Chisos Mountains. Or this makes a good, short destination hike in itelf. There is a little bit of slightly exposed class 2+ scrambling at the very very end, but you must do it to get any kind of view. The summit is the highest point in Big Bend. I've been up here a couple of times and there always seems to be about a million ladybugs. This whole area is one of the coolest hikes in Texas!
Posted Aug 30, 2004 12:31 am

dspalRoute Climbed: Pinnacles Trail Date Climbed: January 2002  Sucess!


a walk up all the way to top with a bit of climbing/scrambling over last 50 feet or so, good views, warm, even this time of year
Posted Jul 31, 2004 4:55 pm

lostmanRoute Climbed: Laguna Meadows/Pinnacles Loop Date Climbed: January 3, 2000  Sucess!


Y2K didn't stop us from the top! It was a great place to ride out the unrealized collapse of Western society. Beautiful day.
Posted Jul 7, 2004 1:20 pm

wbassRoute Climbed: Emory Peak Trail Date Climbed: January 2001  Sucess!


Good views and good conversation with a group of funky German tourists en route from Mexico to who knows where.
Posted Jun 29, 2004 8:07 pm

ktimmRoute Climbed: basin Date Climbed: 3-19-2004  Sucess!


Nice hike. Too bad there was a lot of flies at the top that drove you off the top quickly. Nice day. Lot of people.
Posted Mar 21, 2004 10:35 am

petersbikeRoute Climbed: Pinnacles trail / Emory peak trail Date Climbed: March 9 2004  Sucess!


Very Crowded trail at start . At the summit with two others very good views in all directions. The day before climbed Lost Mine peak a difficult bushwhack through much creosote bushes and cacti.Very cool time in Big Bend .
Posted Mar 13, 2004 9:46 am

cruzitRoute Climbed: Pinnacle Trail Date Climbed: January 16, 2004  Sucess!


Sweet hike, with a tiny bit of exposed scrambling. Too bad there was nothing to see but antennas because of the fog and the rain:(
Posted Jan 25, 2004 3:40 pm

Alan EllisRoute Climbed: Pinnacles Trail Date Climbed: January 16, 2004  Sucess!

Alan Ellis

A great hike followed by a fun summit scramble. The only downer.......fog and overcast prevented a view. Otherwise....a great day!
Posted Jan 18, 2004 9:02 pm

smudgeRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: November 5th  Sucess!


My first Chisos Summit (1st Texas Summit for that matter). I loved it. Such a unique place. A great hike with great friends ....not a bad way to spend an afternoon!
Posted Nov 13, 2003 7:54 pm

flechenbonesRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: November 1992, January 1994  Sucess!


This is a nice dayhike if you are in the area and the views from the top are fantastic. On one trip the clouds were passing through us on the summit before rushing down over the edge into the Chisos Basin.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 11:31 pm

rjruempoRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: December 29 2002  Sucess!
Great hike up. Be aware that the last 30 feet or so

rquire a scramble. Well worth the time, the views were

great both ways.

Posted Jan 14, 2003 10:50 am

dsnellRoute Climbed: Emory Peak Trail Date Climbed: Dec. 20, 1997  Sucess!


I watched the sun go down from atop Emory Peak on a beautiful, clear December evening. It was perhaps the most incredible sunset I had ever seen, mixed with the expansive views south into Mexico. Emory Peak is probably not a destination in itself, but it is certainly an excellent side trip off of the Chisos Mountain/South Rim trail.
Posted Dec 18, 2002 3:37 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: January, 1995  Sucess!


Enjoyable, considering that I was going to school in flat Houston at the time.
Posted Oct 5, 2001 5:58 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Standard Route/Trail Date Climbed: January 2001


I stayed in one of the "Lodge Units" the night before with two friends and a set of parents -- not much fun. The next day we hiked up Emory Peak. It was a pleasant hike to the summit. The temperature was probably in the 40s and the wind was howling.
Posted Sep 17, 2001 8:17 pm

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