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markhyamsGP Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006


That thing on the summit is very strange.
Posted Jul 8, 2006 10:06 pm

blephotoGuadalupe Peak via trailhead at Pines Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


Started at sunrise to avoid the heat. First 1,000 feet of the climb in the sun. Beautiful morning. I saw no one else on the way to the summit. I know my camera backpack got heavy before getting there. Beautiful spot. I will return.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 3:18 pm

TLPHoly Cow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2006


Texas! The best hike I ever done yet. Just a GREAT time, I'll always cherish. Went when the sun was rising, so it was just awesome in the dawn light. I can't imagine hiking this in the midday heat. But as I was going down from the top, which I had to myself, I saw a lot of people heading up. Not a cloud in the sky and like no winds!
Posted May 29, 2006 1:44 pm

km_donovan4th Time Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006


Summited April 14, 2006 along with 4 other 8,000 foot peaks in the Guadalupe’s that day. Came in from Shumard near the west point of the summit, Class 4.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 2:17 am

Tracystandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2004


Hiked this up and down in 5-6 hours with my 11-year-old daughter, Jackie. Beautiful weather during the hike. As we left the park, a rain storm hit and made us glad we were off the mountain.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 10:53 am

taw6644Windy Spring Break  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2006


Had fun. It was windy for a good portion of the way up. Great veiws and a good trail. There were reports of 75 mph winds at the top. Great hike had fun.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 1:56 am

Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!

Mountain Jim

Total ascents = 2. I like desert mountains.
Posted Mar 11, 2006 4:43 am

shsnyderRoute Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006
Very windy at first, but luckily the wind died down and it turned into a nice day. Great views of Sierra Blanca and the surrounding salt flats.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 8:29 pm

mpbroStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006


Climbed with Kimberly and her dad. Nice and easy 2-hour hike to the summit. The summit register was amusing; people dedicating their hike to wives, kids, or Jesus. Compare it to some technical summits in California, where people try to outdo each other with short entries. My photos are here.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 10:19 pm

tomastxGood New Year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2005


Tallest peak in TX on the first day of they year sounded like a good thing to do :-). Not a hard climb, really really windy but enjoyed it. Awesome views over the desert.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 8:02 am

headinjuryRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: november 24 1989  Sucess!
nice hike
Posted Feb 2, 2006 10:15 pm

timfoltzRoute Climbed: G.P. Trail Date Climbed: December 19, 2005  Sucess!


Third time up the mountain for my dad and I. Perfect weather, and another fun climb.
Posted Jan 28, 2006 1:18 pm

linganaRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: 25th December ' 2005  Sucess!


It was a perfect Chirstmas Gift for me, and my friend, Rakesh, who climbed with me.
Posted Jan 22, 2006 4:57 pm

vayporzRoute Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: 1998  Sucess!


Good hike.
Posted Dec 23, 2005 1:02 am

Westex JoeDate Climbed: Dec. 10. 2005  Sucess!
My wife Lana and I celebrated our 28th anniversary by hiking up to the top of Texas. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Temps in the 50's, and a very light NE wind which is almost unheard of for the area.
Posted Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: April 6, 1999  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

great views, great weather, solitude the whole way

Posted Sep 27, 2005 10:26 pm

strawdRoute Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: March 22, 2003  Sucess!


It was a bright sunny day, but the previous day had seen substantial snow and high winds. There was still 4" of snow on the shaded portions of the trail above 7000'. We reached the summit with many others that day and had a spectacular view all around.

A snow capped Sierra Blanca was visible to the north and the drop-off to the west was breathtaking. Going down was much more difficult with the slick, melting snow on steeper portions of the trail. I think we all fell on our rear-ends at least once. We spotted numerous mule deer near the bottom that evening as we completed our hike.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 4:13 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: January 9, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Fun hike to the top w/ amazing views all the way South to Big Bend and Mexico!
Posted Sep 2, 2005 8:40 pm

chmoore577Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: Nov. 8, 2003  Sucess!


We summitted the highest peak in Texas after getting a noon start from Pine Springs. We made our way to the backcountry Guadalupe peak campground and set up camp. We didn't rest long and hurried on to make the summit right at sunset. We Returned to thecampground after dark and descended the mountain the next morning.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 12:15 pm

kbiekertRoute Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: 08/27/2005  Sucess!


Beautiful climb. Was worried about the temp -- high reached only about 75 with a nice breeze. Left just before sun came up -- 5 hrs up, 2 down. Thousands of ladybugs - many in clusters - at 8,500' or so up to the top. Great weather, incredible views. Well worth the trip from Houston. Saw about 15 other people at various stages of going up / down on the mountain. Drank LOTS of water and some gator-aid. Will do again when kids get older. Will never forget it.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 10:23 pm

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