Emory Peak Climber's Log

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hannerhan - Oct 7, 2005 9:02 am

Route Climbed: Emory Peak Trail Date Climbed: March 2001  Sucess!

Great views, on a clear day.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 27, 2005 10:24 pm

Route Climbed: from Chisos Basin Date Climbed: April 4, 1999  Sucess!

Nothing exceptional to report, but I did start early enough to have the peak and most of the return to myself even though it was Easter Sunday.


strawd - Sep 6, 2005 1:46 pm

Route Climbed: Laguna Meadow to Colima and Boot Canyon Trails Date Climbed: May 28, 2000  Sucess!

We set out from the Basin trail head at 8:00, hiking up the Laguna Meadow Trail. About half way to the first saddle we encountered a mother black bear and her two cubs. We watched them for about 20 min. before moving on. We basically circled the peak before the final scramble to the top, following the Colima and Boot Canyon Trails to the Emory Peak Trail. The view is spectacular and it was a clear day with decent visability. We ate lunch and took pictures before hiking down the Pinnacles Trail. The kids rushed ahead to report the bear sighting to the Ranger Station while my wife and I ambled into the Basin area at 4:30 PM. We were hot, sore, dusty and hungry but it was well worth it.


Texjbq - May 17, 2005 4:01 pm

Route Climbed: Empry Peak Trail Date Climbed: May 16, 2005  Sucess!

I the clouds were very low, so it was nice to hike above them.


01aCRViper - Mar 6, 2005 4:45 pm

Route Climbed: Up/Down the Pinnacles trail Date Climbed: January 8th, 2005  Sucess!

got to the peak with a couple of friends around noon and had the place to oursleves, gorgeous views

Linejudge - Feb 9, 2005 5:29 pm

Route Climbed: Up Laguna MeadowDown Pinnacles Trail Date Climbed: October 1980  Sucess!

My dad and I decided to hike to the top of Big Bend on a trip to Boot Springs.


one6180339 - Sep 30, 2004 12:04 am

Route Climbed: Emory Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 1990  Sucess!

The second mountain I ever climbed. Took a road trip from Dallas with high school friends before we all went to college. Left a bottle of champagne under the rocks on the summit. Wonder if it is still there...

F/MLanter - Sep 19, 2004 8:22 pm

Route Climbed: up Pinnacles Trail, down Laguna Meadows Trail Date Climbed: September 6, 2004  Sucess!

Wonderful view of Big Bend!


dunking_deutschman - Aug 30, 2004 12:31 am

Route 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!


dspal - Jul 31, 2004 4:55 pm

Route 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


lostman - Jul 7, 2004 1:20 pm

Route 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.


wbass - Jun 29, 2004 8:07 pm

Route 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.


ktimm - Mar 21, 2004 10:35 am

Route 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.


petersbike - Mar 13, 2004 9:46 am

Route 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 .


cruzit - Jan 25, 2004 3:40 pm

Route 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:(

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Jan 18, 2004 9:02 pm

Route Climbed: Pinnacles Trail Date Climbed: January 16, 2004  Sucess!

A great hike followed by a fun summit scramble. The only downer.......fog and overcast prevented a view. Otherwise....a great day!


smudge - Nov 13, 2003 7:54 pm

Route 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!


flechenbones - Aug 25, 2003 11:31 pm

Route 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.

rjruempo - Jan 14, 2003 10:50 am

Route 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.


dsnell - Dec 18, 2002 3:37 pm

Route 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.

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