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mountainhareVia El Capitan Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2012

mountainhare

I scrambled off-trail near El Capitan up a ridge until an eventual meeting with the trail to Guadalupe Peak. Definitely a blast. These mountains are wonderful to hike, even in the wind.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 2:49 pm

xbaghatsixteen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

xbaghat

...
Posted Jan 20, 2013 2:02 am

WOLFrisingMy first Summit  Sucess!

WOLFrising

1995

Climbed with my aunt, uncle and cousin the first time at ten years old, and then again as an adult at 26. My first peak, appropriately in my home state. Started a life time love affair, just took a while to kick in.
Posted Jan 6, 2013 12:21 am

FletchCouple propsal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2012

Fletch

very sweet
Posted Dec 28, 2012 4:12 pm

RobynHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Robyn

HOT! Brought 6 bottles of water and if a storm hadn't moved in it wouldn't have been enough. Ran into a strange, scary, dirty man at the trailhead, turns out the rangers had just sent out a party looking for him as he was mentally handicapped and had wandered away from his campsite. Have to admit, it was frightening for two female hikers alone on the trail.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 9:01 am

Tbacon251With pride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Tbacon251

Reached the summit on a very hot day for the 2012 Summit for Heroes memorial climb. Never forget!
Posted Aug 5, 2012 3:21 pm

WalkoutnowHighpoint #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2012

Walkoutnow

Great way to get introduced to hiking and highpoints..especially since its my native state. Great view from atop. Strong, chilly wind hit around the 2nd big bluff. Other than that a great sunny day and experience.
Posted Jun 9, 2012 8:11 pm

RuvichaWorth doing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2012

Ruvicha

Easier trail than I thought, made good time to the top. Go fairly early -- the peak gets crowded, at least during spring break. The views in any direction are worthwhile.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 9:06 pm

atavistHitching & Climbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2012

atavist

Nice hike but very windy weekend. Some huge cliffs on el cap and NW face of Guadalupe. Wish I had more time to check em out. Highlight was running into Rasgoat in the VC on Saturday and going up together.
Posted Jan 22, 2012 8:53 pm

GlennDHP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

GlennD

Climbed on a cross country drive from Seattle to College Station. Great hike.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 9:26 pm

utahjimkfresh snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2004

utahjimk

one of the easier state high points. some fresh snow. took me ~2.5 hrs one way from Pine Springs campground.
Posted Nov 11, 2011 4:34 pm

CharlieRussellRecord High Temps that day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011

CharlieRussell

Hot day. Great trip with my wife Kim! Some of the best times we've had alone together.
Posted Nov 9, 2011 10:40 am

Andrew RankineA hot one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

Andrew Rankine

A nice hike, but it was hot at the base. In the shade it was nice, and at the summit the wind was great.
Posted Oct 25, 2011 1:21 pm

huskertriguyThunderstruck!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011

huskertriguy

I explored Devils Hall and the area beyond the trail terminus before heading up to Guadalupe. Turns out I should've reversed this.

About half-mile below the Guadalupe Peak campsite, weather came in, replete with lightning, thunder, and rain. While I was glad I did not take heed to the ranger's advice to leave my rain gear behind (only 20% chance of rain!), at this point I probably should've doubled back and made for the summit the following day.

This I did not do, and I waited 2 hours until it was safe to proceed (still raining, but the thunder & lightning had passed). My original plan was to make it to summit for sunset. Instead I hiked the last mile by moonlight.

So, I missed all of the epic views, though the lights of El Paso were pretty.

Made it back down by headlamp.
Posted Oct 9, 2011 4:19 pm

technicolorNHMy first desert mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2011

technicolorNH

Two hours up, one hour and forty minutes down. Only one older couple on the trail from Virginia but they were close to the top when I saw them. Bring the sunscreen if you go in the summer months in the daytime. The flora was unlike anything I've ever seen in Colorado but between that and the view, this peak was well worth it.
Posted Oct 6, 2011 2:52 am

benwoodgreat view of the valley floor
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2010

benwood

really windy, but great views, well worth it!

not exactly sure of the date. it was in feb towards the end of the month
Posted Sep 30, 2011 11:08 pm

twillyOrange and Yellow Trees  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

twilly

Got to the trail head at 8. the trees were just starting to change colors so my hiking buddy decided to take a picture of every single yellow or orange tree we came across. Even with that we ended up going to the top and coming back down in 3.5 hrs.
Posted Aug 29, 2011 12:52 pm

schweiger0825Third of four  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

schweiger0825

My recent 10-day excursion had this as my third HP stop (#8 total for me) and I guess it's part of what separates a novice hiker like me from more fit climbers. All those switchbacks and the rocky terrain - ouch! Totally worth it though to reach the top of Texas with its great views. Did it in the afternoon heat, which didn't help, and after walking thru Carlsbad Caverns in the morning, which probably didn't help either.
Posted Aug 24, 2011 1:13 pm

coolalertguyLots of wind  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2011

coolalertguy

Amazing views, remarkable variety in terrain. Camped at high camp overnight. Sunset brought high winds which continued through the next morning. Summited about 7:20 am and descended in beautiful weather.
Posted Aug 24, 2011 10:36 am

vbeckman74Cold Texas?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2004

vbeckman74

Cold, windy, foggy, snow flurries. God bless Texas.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:40 pm

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