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bugbeeGood times  Sucess!


Nice views into Mexico and the surrounding desert, was a fairly clear day, seemed like you could see forever from up there.
Posted Oct 17, 2013 8:38 pm

eric-grizGreat hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2012


Beautiful loop hike via the Laguna Meadows/Boot Canyon/Boot Spring/Pinnacles Trails.
Posted Feb 17, 2012 9:56 pm

rasgoatSE #1 campsite  Sucess!


Great place to catch sunrise! hike to the SW side for the sunset! :-)
Posted Feb 3, 2012 12:09 pm

KoonsySouth Rim Loop  Sucess!


Very nice hike with great views. Some of the trail markings on the Pinnacles Trail back to the basin were not very well marked so bring a map.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 6:10 pm

captainbuudaTexas sized hike and view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2011


My wife & I did this as a dayhike. We would have backpacked in & stayed longer but the idea of carrying more than a days worth of water was anathema to my wife. It was an incredible day though. We took our time and soaked as much in as we could. We saw Carmen Whitetail deer drinking from a stagnant pool in Boot Canyon on the way up and another (an eight-point buck!) off trail near Laguna Meadows. And of course the view along the rim was otherworldly... The High Chisos Mountains are truly special.
Posted May 31, 2011 1:47 am

tacoturnervia Laguna Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2010


day 3 of a 4 day backpack. We kept the mileage low on this beautiful March weekend so we could really meander and take in all the sights of the High Chisos. Laguna Meadows; Southwest Rim till trail closure, then to Boot Canyon to Northeast Rim; back down Boot to Emory Peak trail; scramble to the USGS marker; then down the Pinnacles trail to the car.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 12:50 am

mountaingazelleSouth Rim Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2009


Hiked to the South Rim after Emory Peak. Did the loop around the rim which had amazing views. I was impressed with the desolation of the area and was able to see far into Mexico.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 12:21 am

tomastxRain on the rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


Spent a night in SW4 and spent several hours on the rim edge watching the rain clouds come and go. Really great view!
Posted Oct 8, 2009 1:47 am

panweilinBeautiful View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009


From here, a panorama view of the Outer Mountain Loop was breathtaking!
Posted Jan 29, 2009 8:23 pm

AFmountaineerBest Hike in Texas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2005


The best hike in Texas. Had awesome views of it seemed like everything. Boot canyon was also pretty awesome.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 5:53 pm

StumblingBearForgotten Trek  Sucess!


Had forgotten this til I saw this listed here at SP. Did this and some other hikes on a biology field trip. Did n't really do a lot of biology but what great hikes!
Posted May 19, 2008 11:18 am

ryan_txRoute: Laguna Meadows / Pinnacles Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007


What an amazing variety of scenery along this loop. Was a bit hazy, so the South Rim views could have been better. Many trees were still in peak fall color, especially through Boot Canyon.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 7:50 pm

Stu BrandelBig Bend Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2007

Stu Brandel

The Laguna Meadow/Boot Canyon/Pinnacles Loop was an eye popping extravaganza of stunning views. But there are some wonderful pockets of nature along the way. An early start meant I caught Laguna Meadows as the sun began streaming through the grassy trail. I encountered a deer between the South and East rim, Boot Creek was running quite fast(this was December but a torrential rain storm hit earlier in the week). A must do, even if you decline the side trip to Emory peak.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 10:04 pm

bigbendbettyBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2007


Had to hike to south rim to reach all the unnamed 7000 ft. peaks in the park. The views are incredible. I took a break here that turned into a couple hours of sitting back and watching the peregrine falcons- they're fast!
Posted Mar 27, 2007 1:34 am

westtexclassic hike  Sucess!


great view and easy hike
Posted Jan 18, 2007 9:00 pm

BassoonHiked May 2004  Sucess!


Hiked via the Laguna Meadows trail. Wonderful views and so nice to hike down the Pinncales trail without having to hike up it!
Posted Dec 18, 2006 4:22 am

TexjbqPinnacles Loop  Sucess!


Nice View
Posted Mar 23, 2006 9:38 pm

strawdRoute Climbed: Laguna Meadow to SW, SE, and NE Rim Trails Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!


Having hiked to the South Rim 3 times without being able to continue on the Southeast Rim Trail, because of peregrine falcon nesting considerations, we finally got our chance in July. We did see two falcons overhead, by the way. It was a spectacular day and you could see way into Mexico. Every century plant that was in bloom had humming birds darting to the flowers. Rock squirrels were also in abundance and we spotted deer, a rabbit, and several snakes and lizards. There was a trickle of water flowing in Boot Canyon as we left the Northeast Rim Trail and headed for the Pinnalces Trail and back to the Basin. The 14.4 miles took about 10 hours at our slack pace. It was only about 85 degrees and we drank pleanty of water.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 2:25 pm

ktimmRoute Climbed: Laguna Meadow / Pinnacles loop Date Climbed: Mar 05  Sucess!


Very nice view
Posted Mar 28, 2005 8:37 pm

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