Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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mieuzik - Aug 1, 2005 1:19 am

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: March 18th 2005  Sucess!

My first state highpoint... first one I had to really climb anyway. Camping the night before was extremely windy and cold, but the hike was fine. BRING THE RIGHT SHOES!! Don't make the rookie mistake that I made... wear some reliable hiking boots. Guadalupe is riddled with tough rock. Be nice to your feet.


Jessicahiker - Jun 21, 2005 1:58 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe peak trail Date Climbed: June 10 2005  Sucess!

Forgot how beautiful this area is. Weather was perfect, cool, and breezy. Alone at the summit for 2 hours. Great!


grunt - Jun 17, 2005 1:13 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak trail Date Climbed: Nov 2000; 12 Oct 03  Sucess!

Both times I've hiked Guadalupe Peak have been in cool (40s and 50s) and rainy conditions, which were quite pleasant. Both times got lucky at the top: skies cleared and views were outstanding. This was my first state highpoint the first time I hiked it, and on the second hike, it was the first HP for my husband and brother.


km_donovan - Jun 10, 2005 9:49 am

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: November 23, 2001  Sucess!

A great way to spend Thanksgiving. The place was nearly vacant, camped at the high camp site. Got to enjoy some of the famous high winds the next day hiking to Bush Mountain. The peak was closed since the gusts were reaching in the 90 mph range. A little snow too. One of my favorite trips.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jun 2, 2005 12:33 am

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

Duane and I enjoyed a gorgeous day to kick off our southwest sweep of Ultra prominence peaks. Of course, Guadalupe is not an Ultra, although it does have a healthy 3,029 feet of prominence. Interesting area.


Texjbq - May 3, 2005 8:35 pm

Route Climbed: Trial Date Climbed: January 11, 2005  Sucess!

very windy


Ilafan - Apr 3, 2005 4:18 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: 3-28-2005  Sucess!

Very beautiful!! What a feeling to stand atop Texas; what a feeling to actually make it. I don't get all those who say this is an easy hike. I'm in good shape, and I was struggling. But that just added to my enjoyment! No rattlesnakes or cougars. PLENTY of wind. It knocked my glasses off after I turned "The Corner" (those of you who have hiked it know which corner).

easleygone - Apr 2, 2005 2:47 am

Route Climbed: GPT Date Climbed: 1986 to 2004 (10 times)  Sucess!

Something every Texan should do!! Every climb has

been different, but every climb has been enjoyable!

I always felt closer to God on this one!!


DylanWann - Mar 28, 2005 2:35 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak trail Date Climbed: March 27, 2005  Sucess!

I had the great fortune of climbing the peak on a beautiful, blue-bird Easter morning. It was an Easter to remember, celebrating Christ's resurrection in His unspeakably beautiful creation.

jasezell - Mar 24, 2005 3:37 pm

Route Climbed: standard peak trail Date Climbed: March 13, 2005  Sucess!

One of the things every true Texan should do - climb to the Top of Texas.


daa - Mar 21, 2005 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

around then... just submitting the mountain now... way far away....


01aCRViper - Mar 6, 2005 4:57 pm

Route Climbed: GPT Date Climbed: Jan 11th, 2005  Sucess!

left the trail head around 3, got to the peak before sunset, enjoyed the sun going down from the highest point in texas


amcfarre - Feb 17, 2005 10:33 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2003  Sucess!

Left early to beat the heat. The trail was easy to follow, even in the dark before sunrise. I got to enjoy the summit alone with the wind on a clear day. Definitely a nice hike and there are a lot of other nice trails in the park.

Full report and photos

Linejudge - Feb 9, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: March 2002  Sucess!

This was my fourth time to climb to the top of Texas. My first time I was 12 and climbed with my dad. They rerouted the trail since then, you used to hike towards Devils Hall and turn up one of the ridges. It was a longer trip then and I remember one spot that had some real exposure.


chilkoot - Feb 7, 2005 1:30 am

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: April 23, 2001  Sucess!

I haven't spent too much time in the desert, but this place really left me yearning for more. Very quiet spot to camp and hike. Amazing views, but lots of wind!


wwells - Feb 3, 2005 10:29 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: November 27, 2003  Sucess!

Hiked to the Top of Texas on Thanksgiving Day. This is a short, easy, and enjoyable hike. The trail climbs gradually through terrain that is studded with all sorts of funky desert and alpine flora. (Quite appropriately, the first song on the radio back in my car was Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant." )


rwhitt - Feb 2, 2005 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail from Pine Springs Visitor Center Date Climbed: August 20, 2004  Sucess!

Watch out for the angry Mojave Green guarding the trail at lower elevations! Great views from the summit. During the summer months, take 25% more water than you think you might need.


Coty_B_Fishing - Jan 23, 2005 11:33 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: October 12th, 2003  Sucess!

I was lucky to have the company of two of my nieces and a friend and his son along with me when we dedided to hike up to the top of Guadalupe Peak. Guadalupe Peak was the begining of many more hikes and summits. I have to say that it was a challenge carrying a pack, but camping out was totally worth it. From the campground we saw the mountain cast a shadow on the desert below. It was cold that night, and raining the next day. We made the summit in the fog and rain. An hour later, the fog broke enough for us to get some spectacular views. It was hard to leave the summit and head back down the mountain. Even now, almost two years later I can still remember everything about the trip. It was an experience that will last a lifetime, but I will return...........


phillinley - Jan 11, 2005 2:32 am

Route Climbed: GPT Date Climbed: 1/6/05  Sucess!

Cold but clear day. Got reaaaally windy at the top. Fortunately there is a little shelf a couple feet below the summit marker that provides enough wind relief to have lunch. Met a base jumper on the way up who was looking to jump off El Capitan. After finding out about the high winds, he wisely rethought his plan ;)

ChaddBragg - Nov 23, 2004 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: Guadelupe Peak Trail from Pine Springs Campground Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Great hike . . this one was alot of fun. Great views you dont expect from Texas. Looking west across the salt flats to Dell City from the Summit is a great view. Got really hot on the way down, but otherwise it was great. Hope the middleage gentleman carrying his and his wifes backpack made it down ok . . .

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