Summit scrambling is fun.
While driving my two youngest children to Thanksgiving in California, we stopped off at Big Bend. My daughter did well on this one even though it was evident on her face that this wasn't what she really wanted to do. But there is always joy in making it to the top no matter what your mood is.
Great weather, camped at Juniper Flats and then up to Emory and around to the South Rim. Watched a couple lizzards up at the summit. I think they were annoyed that I interupted their lunch while I ate mine. Would love to know about the rusty bolts that were drilled into the rock and if anyone has used them lately.
Hiked with a couple of friends on a beautiful afternoon. Great views of the entire Big Bend region from the top. Up and down in 4.5 hours from the Basin.
reached the top just as the sun was setting..really nice place
I forget the exact date. We did a nice, long loop that culminated in this peak.
Visited Big Bend and soloed high point
It was a beautiful day in Big Bend. 75 deg with a slight breeze. The trail on this mountain is good and very well marked. The final rocky section is not hard but has some good exposure. Great summit though the weather station is probably not necessary. We celebrated the hike with a few beers in the hot springs. Don't miss them!
Hiked around South Rim then to the summit, perfect day hiking with friends
With James Brown. My first real "summit," I think. We had a great 3 day backpacking trip in the Chisos mountains, and really enjoyed the summit scramble.
Up Pinnackles Trail, down Laguna Meadow Trail.
Excellent views, and a very welcome Canyon Wren on the summit rocks :-)
A nice hike in the mountains of west Texas.
Cool hike with my friend Pick...hiked the 12 mile loop including the spur climb to the summit. The last 25 feet are up a rock scramble...fun. Excellent views of Big bend from the top! Full report with pics on our website at Natural Born Hikers-Emory Peak
We camped near Juniper Canyon with a large group of family and hiked a ways up the canyon the next day. Most folks turned around, but I continued a couple more miles to the peak. Great views of a very cool part of our country!
This peak rocks!
Loop hike with Nga around to the South Rim and back to the visitor center, tagging Toll Mtn and Emory Peak along the way. Nice views from the summit (despite the antennas, ugh).
Did a day hike loop: Laguna to South Rim to North Rim to Pinnacles, and added this peak since I was going back home to flat Illinois. Very icy and slick, especially going down. I volunteer to take down the antennas from the summit at a reasonable rate.
Me and 3 of my friends were hiking the South Rim/Pinnacles trail for two days and climbed Emory Peak on our way back to Chisos Mountains Base. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and desert!
hiked up emory peak on the way to the south rim. part of 4 day car camping trip in big bend.