Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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Andrew Rankine - Oct 25, 2011 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

A hot one  Sucess!

A nice hike, but it was hot at the base. In the shade it was nice, and at the summit the wind was great.


huskertriguy - Oct 9, 2011 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011

Thunderstruck!  Sucess!

I explored Devils Hall and the area beyond the trail terminus before heading up to Guadalupe. Turns out I should've reversed this.

About half-mile below the Guadalupe Peak campsite, weather came in, replete with lightning, thunder, and rain. While I was glad I did not take heed to the ranger's advice to leave my rain gear behind (only 20% chance of rain!), at this point I probably should've doubled back and made for the summit the following day.

This I did not do, and I waited 2 hours until it was safe to proceed (still raining, but the thunder & lightning had passed). My original plan was to make it to summit for sunset. Instead I hiked the last mile by moonlight.

So, I missed all of the epic views, though the lights of El Paso were pretty.

Made it back down by headlamp.


technicolorNH - Oct 6, 2011 2:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2011

My first desert mountain  Sucess!

Two hours up, one hour and forty minutes down. Only one older couple on the trail from Virginia but they were close to the top when I saw them. Bring the sunscreen if you go in the summer months in the daytime. The flora was unlike anything I've ever seen in Colorado but between that and the view, this peak was well worth it.


benwood - Sep 30, 2011 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2010

great view of the valley floor

really windy, but great views, well worth it!

not exactly sure of the date. it was in feb towards the end of the month


twilly - Aug 29, 2011 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Orange and Yellow Trees  Sucess!

Got to the trail head at 8. the trees were just starting to change colors so my hiking buddy decided to take a picture of every single yellow or orange tree we came across. Even with that we ended up going to the top and coming back down in 3.5 hrs.


schweiger0825 - Aug 24, 2011 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

Third of four  Sucess!

My recent 10-day excursion had this as my third HP stop (#8 total for me) and I guess it's part of what separates a novice hiker like me from more fit climbers. All those switchbacks and the rocky terrain - ouch! Totally worth it though to reach the top of Texas with its great views. Did it in the afternoon heat, which didn't help, and after walking thru Carlsbad Caverns in the morning, which probably didn't help either.


coolalertguy - Aug 24, 2011 10:36 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2011

Lots of wind  Sucess!

Amazing views, remarkable variety in terrain. Camped at high camp overnight. Sunset brought high winds which continued through the next morning. Summited about 7:20 am and descended in beautiful weather.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2004

Cold Texas?  Sucess!

Cold, windy, foggy, snow flurries. God bless Texas.

utclimber - Aug 14, 2011 1:35 pm

Guadalupe Peak  Sucess!

Hiked up Guadalupe Peak with my Dad during a spring weekend in the late 90s.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1994

Guadelupe  Sucess!

It was foggy.


joseyinnet - Jul 6, 2011 11:53 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

first time in Texas  Sucess!

So I figured I would climb up to the top. Fairly hot at 8 in the morning though. Pretty nice views of the plains below.


hikelasvegas - Jun 21, 2011 1:42 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

#3 HP for me, #13 for Hubby  Sucess!

this was the top of my hiking limit. thank goodness for the over cast. it was a climb and it was HOT. we make it !!


McCannster - Apr 3, 2011 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2011

ST HP #14  Sucess!

Late afternoon/early evening hike on a sick road trip from Boulder. Went to Carlsbad Caverns before this. Perfect temps, no wind, clear views. A great experience.

Larry V

Larry V - Apr 2, 2011 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2011

dry dry dry  Sucess!

Afternoon climb. 1 hour and 40 minutes to summit. Side trip to El Capitan. Ran out of water on the way back down. Very dry, good thing it wasn't any hotter.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 1, 2011 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2010

recon  Sucess!

Stopped off for a quick hike while driving back from Big Bend. Awesome little range down there, definitely gotta go back & explore some more.


maxhaze - Feb 22, 2011 11:08 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

sunset  Sucess!

left at 4:15 made it to el capitan ridge to see sunset


BConley - Jan 15, 2011 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011

Guadalupe Peak  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit, trail was fairly snow/ice covered. Great views very little wind.


alecdavis1992 - Jan 3, 2011 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Beatiful climb  Sucess!

Third ascent. This time scrambled up the SW side, then intersected with and took the trail a few hundred feet from the summit. Climb took about five hours, we walked down in the dark.

AvianQuest - Dec 1, 2010 1:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

Wonderful cool and clear day. At age 66, it took a lot out of me to make the climb, but I did it! Will train more next time.


imike - Nov 29, 2010 11:19 pm

2009 x6  Sucess!

finally completed six loops in one day... hoping to up that to x7 or x8 in 2011... time will tell!

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