Lovely hike on easy switchbacks to the top. Great views along the way. Did El Capitan as well which was a wild hike/bushwhack.
This was really a great hike. The back side of the mountain was snow and ice covered, the front side was clear. By the time I was coming down enough of the backside was in the sun so that the ice was pretty much gone. I wasn't the only one here for a December hike, met a few people on the summit, shared some great stories.
Beautiful mountain range with amazing views, excellent trail with my steadfast hiking partner, Michael.
Great hike. Beautiful weather!!!
Started before sunrise and enjoyed the sun rising over the desert as I hiked. The summit was quite cloudy on arrival but quickly cleared to reveal great views of the desert. Out of this world feel with endless dunes. Quick snack and then headed south to El Capitan.
Drove up from EP and was cold in the shade the whole way down, but it was well worth it!
Even though the trail was packed, my girlfriend and I reached the top with no problem. We had a clear day, and the views from the top were incredible! Very windy at the top, almost lost my hat a few times. So happy to get a new high point this year!
Started in the dark with mild temps and a slight breeze. Only issue was summitting too fast in darkness- needed to wait almost 1/2 an hour for sunrise for my photos! Headed north for Black Mesa (OK's highpoint) afterwards.
Excellent hike. It was not nearly as long as I thought, 1h40 uphill, 2h50 total.
Who knew that the highpoint of Texas was just a bunch of switchbacks to the top of the mountain? Lol. Much tougher that I had anticipated. All in all, a great climb.
A corporately sponsored summit, who'd a thunk? Fun hike with a good campground.
Very windy day. Views were exceptional.
tough hike to the top, I think the elevation got to us a bit but the views at the top are spectacular
My wife and I hiked to the top. The weather was nice and sunny with very little wind. It was about 40 degrees. The trail was in great shape, nice and wide. The views up top were great. This is a spectacular National Park.
Did this hike when the government was shut down last year. Almost was better! Was cold and windy and me and my buddy were the only people on the mountain. Pretty easy accent.
Great, semi strenuous hike up the mountain from the Pine Springs campground. Stayed in pine springs the night before and the night after and got a fairly early start (07:00). The first 1.5 miles really is the worst bit and it feels much longer than that, but then you turn the corner and enter the pine forest and it is a very pleasant hike the rest of the way. Great views and a great feeling at the top. Spent about 1.5 hours at the top and was back at camp at about 14:00 so around 7 hours all told.
Left at 5am to beat the heat. Up in a bit over 2 hours. Trail is pretty straight forward. Awesome views from the top. The hike down was super difficult on my knees. Bring trekking poles and plenty of water.
Forgot my running shoes. So I hiked/ran this gem in steel-toed boots. Ugh....
I got involved in a SAR call looking for a missing hiker since I was the last one up there.
Good thing, because I saw him & knew where he was. The two Park staff and myself found & attended to him.
Finally got down around 1:00am.
Big 5 peak loop in the Guadalupe Mountains 17 miles and 6400’ gain through interesting terrain. Trip Report