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Bashammy first highpoint   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2016

Basham

This is my first time doing a hike of this length and prominence. It was really new and exciting for me. Will definitely do more.
Posted Sep 13, 2016 2:28 am

jakegarberGreat climb....hot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016
Also did El Capitan
Posted Sep 8, 2016 9:52 pm

larvitarLarvitour Stop #37  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2016

larvitar

Camped at Pine Springs the night before, then woke at sunrise and started up the mountain around 7 am. Despite an unseemly number of picture-breaks (these hills are so different from any mountains I've seen before), I arrived at the summit three hours later. Lingered for a while to bask in the view, then hiked down again, arriving at the trailhead shortly after noon. I passed a surprising number of groups on the way up... why hike through the afternoon heat if you can avoid it?
Posted Sep 4, 2016 2:41 pm

patascentSunrise and Moon set  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2016

patascent

Beautiful sunrise on Guadalupe. Started walking from Pine Springs Campground at 5:15 am and made it to the summit at 7:55. Nice cool temperature and a refreshing breeze made it perfect climb. Lots of wildlife too. My 16th state high point (5th in the last 6 days), and Chris's 6th. Started in Idaho Falls Friday and drove to Nebraska. Stopped in Kansas at Mt. Sunflower on Saturday and did Black Mesa in Oklahoma later that day. Spent a rest day in Taos New Mexico and climbed Mt. Wheeler on Monday. Tuesday spent at Carlsbad caverns and drove to Texas early Wednesday (today). Back to Taos this evening. What a fun road trip.
Posted Jul 1, 2016 6:28 pm

splattskiFoggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2016

splattski

On a tight travel itinerary, so had to deal with the low cloud deck. Still a fun peak.
Posted May 2, 2016 8:23 am

Vic HansonTop of Texas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2016

Vic Hanson

An easy but busy peak. I wanted to climb El Cap on the way dow but the wind was quite strong and I was getting cold so didn't do it.
Posted Mar 31, 2016 1:38 pm

captain.ronTop of Texas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2015

captain.ron

Awesome hike, crazy wind!!
Posted Mar 14, 2016 12:43 am

GAflatlanderTX Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011
Very windy up top... bring a layer
Posted Mar 3, 2016 8:41 am

MarlinTowering over Texas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2010

Marlin

Bagging state high points encourages me to visit places I wouldn't normally visit otherwise. A nice way to spend a half of day in the Lone Star state.
Posted Feb 1, 2016 6:52 pm

KatTreatFirst Peak Ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2015
We started hiking around 4pm after paying at the visitor's center and filling up our water containers and using the bathroom. We carried our camping gear up to the campsite on the mountain on Thursday night. We had a rough morning trying to find old charging equipment for an obsolete camera to no avail, so we got a late start and made it to the campgrounds after dark. We spent the night on the cold, windy side, but the view was incredible. We finished the rest of the peak Friday morning, but I had to hold my friend's hand, as she's actually afraid of heights and cliffs. We made it to the top with a dead phone, so a fellow hiker (but stranger, nonetheless) snapped our photo with his camera. I passed him my email address on a small piece of paper torn out of the hiker's log, which he put into his pocket, but I'm quite sure he lost it or forgot, because I never received an email from him. He was very kind - a man on a journey to conquer all 50 states' peaks. I brought a small amount of my mother's ashes in a ziplock bag, which I spread at the peak. I cried, but not for mom. I cried because I knew I made it up my first mountain, and she was with me the whole way. Going back down was rough on the knees, and it seemed endless. It was bittersweet making it back to the parking lot, where civilization already seemed foreign somehow. I am excited to make it a goal in my life to climb as many mountain peaks as possible.
Posted Nov 19, 2015 5:49 pm

WallylongridgeHP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2015

Wallylongridge

# 5 A nice day on a Peak and don't miss the flying of the Bats at Carlsbad Caverns
Posted Sep 29, 2015 12:00 pm

AF_HikerHP #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2015
I was spending a few days exploring Carlsbad Caverns and saved a day for this high point. The day started out cool, but got hotter as the day went on. I took my time and eventually made it to the top. Lots of ladybugs flying around. Summit register box was a mess, but I found room to sign. If I do this high point again, it will be in the Fall when it is cooler.
Posted Sep 12, 2015 5:23 pm

DieselGuadalupe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2015

Diesel

Something to do in this part of Texas. I'm glad I bagged it since I don't think I'll go to that part of the country any time soon. For a high point, it's pretty easy. Almost 4 hours round trip, with 45 minutes socializing at the summit. Going up was mostly cloudy and hot. Going down was torching sun. 1.5 liters of water needed.
Posted Sep 9, 2015 8:14 pm

lorriegirlAnniversary Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

lorriegirl

We didn't know about highpointing then, but we knew this was the highest point in Texas. We celebrated our 11th anniversary with this climb and found many, many others climbing that day as well. Met an older man who had climbed it several dozen times.

Very windy in the campground so we didn't cook much of anything. Made our way to Carlsbad Caverns the next day. A good two-for-one trip and a great way to celebrate.
Posted Sep 8, 2015 11:52 pm

Keith MedlockGuadalupe Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2014

Keith Medlock

Summit number 1
Posted Jul 22, 2015 12:50 pm

DarrenKnezek2nd state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1988

DarrenKnezek

Done in a day a long time ago.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 10:23 am

punchlineHP # 29  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2015

punchline

Last of the three Memorial Day vacation summits and by far the most enjoyable. As with Black Mesa in OK, we skirted around the weather and arrived after they had had significant rain in the area - the wildflowers and cactus blooms were incredible. Stayed at the Pine Springs campground and took a quick hike to Devil's Hall the evening before. Saw a "small" - 7" giant desert centipede. Apparently they can get to 10" long - pretty creepy looking! Hit the trailhead early and were the second group up . A lot more folks were heading up late morning/midday. Saw 4 Barbary Sheep hanging out near the summit. Probably one of my favorite HP hikes so far. Glad we did this one in spring and not summer as it looks like it could get very hot and dusty on the trail.
Posted May 30, 2015 10:37 am

pingzingrGood hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2015

pingzingr

Good hike with my wife to the highest point in Texas! Then back home to Albuquerque...
Posted May 4, 2015 1:38 am

kclyonsHP #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2015
Pretty much the perfect day. Last night there were some scattered showers over the peak and we woke up this morning to a very clean air day. You could see the Franklin Mtns in El Paso over 100 miles away in the distance.
Posted Apr 11, 2015 9:28 pm

svenjoGreat view!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2015

svenjo

I loved that one entire side of the peak looks out onto vast plains and salt flats, no mountains in sight. A unique vista for a "tallest" mountain.
Posted Mar 19, 2015 7:06 pm

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