Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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strawd

strawd - Sep 6, 2005 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: March 22, 2003  Sucess!

It was a bright sunny day, but the previous day had seen substantial snow and high winds. There was still 4" of snow on the shaded portions of the trail above 7000'. We reached the summit with many others that day and had a spectacular view all around.

A snow capped Sierra Blanca was visible to the north and the drop-off to the west was breathtaking. Going down was much more difficult with the slick, melting snow on steeper portions of the trail. I think we all fell on our rear-ends at least once. We spotted numerous mule deer near the bottom that evening as we completed our hike.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 2, 2005 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: January 9, 2005  Sucess!

Fun hike to the top w/ amazing views all the way South to Big Bend and Mexico!

chmoore577

chmoore577 - Sep 1, 2005 12:15 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: Nov. 8, 2003  Sucess!

We summitted the highest peak in Texas after getting a noon start from Pine Springs. We made our way to the backcountry Guadalupe peak campground and set up camp. We didn't rest long and hurried on to make the summit right at sunset. We Returned to thecampground after dark and descended the mountain the next morning.

kbiekert

kbiekert - Aug 28, 2005 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: 08/27/2005  Sucess!

Beautiful climb. Was worried about the temp -- high reached only about 75 with a nice breeze. Left just before sun came up -- 5 hrs up, 2 down. Thousands of ladybugs - many in clusters - at 8,500' or so up to the top. Great weather, incredible views. Well worth the trip from Houston. Saw about 15 other people at various stages of going up / down on the mountain. Drank LOTS of water and some gator-aid. Will do again when kids get older. Will never forget it.

eyesoftexas - Aug 2, 2005 9:54 pm

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

My son, Michael ( 13 ) and I reached the summit. Hike was great. View from the top is awesome. Weather was beautiful ( hot, but not too hot ). Signed register. Took photos. Enjoyed the experience. Savored the moment. Lots of ladybugs.

mieuzik

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

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

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

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

Texjbq - May 3, 2005 8:35 pm

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

very windy

Ilafan

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

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

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

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

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.



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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

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!

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