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 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. Emory was certainly one of the most breathtaking highlights.
This was a cold spell in January -- probably below 32F the whole time; it had been only 11F the previous morning. The day was clear and the views were wonderful.
Started early in the morning and made it to the summit in good time. We continued to the south rim and it ended up being an very enjoyable day hike. During the trip to Big Bend we saw nine javelinas.
Just climbed Emory via Pinnacles trail on Labor day 2009. Rain kept us from the last 20 foot scramble. Rugged hike. Guadalupe Peak has nothing on this peak.
A nice little spur hike adding to a south/east rim Chisos traverse. Glad to see you have to do a little work at the top! Saw a "family" of five bears on the way back down to the Basin . . . one was the largest black I've ever seen! I guess things really are bigger in Texas.
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!