Guadalupe Peak and El Capitan

At 8085-feet, El Capitan in Texas has an easily detected profile that is visible for many dozens of miles. Just as notable is the summit to its north (left in the image): Guadalupe Peak, and at 8749-feet, the highest point in Texas. On the day I shot this photo, I first saw El Capitan almost eighty miles to the west. The winds were very high this day, with winds to fifty, and with a forecast of gusts of 110 miles per hour for later that afternoon! The clouds above the mountains are an indication of the micro-climates that can occur over this plateau that is mostly surrounded by desert. Around me were quite clear skies--except that formation that lingered over the Guadalupes. The plants in the foreground are Soaptree Yuccas (Yucca elata). Imaged in December 2009.


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SoCalHiker - Dec 9, 2009 11:48 am - Voted 10/10

Very nice photo

Thanks for sharing. Cheers. Guido

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 9, 2009 2:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice photo

Thanks for looking and commenting, Guido! --mark d.

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