Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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TLP - May 29, 2006 1:44 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2006

Holy Cow!  Sucess!

Texas! The best hike I ever done yet. Just a GREAT time, I'll always cherish. Went when the sun was rising, so it was just awesome in the dawn light. I can't imagine hiking this in the midday heat. But as I was going down from the top, which I had to myself, I saw a lot of people heading up. Not a cloud in the sky and like no winds!


km_donovan - Apr 16, 2006 2:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006

4th Time Up  Sucess!

Summited April 14, 2006 along with 4 other 8,000 foot peaks in the Guadalupeā€™s that day. Came in from Shumard near the west point of the summit, Class 4.


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2004

standard route  Sucess!

Hiked this up and down in 5-6 hours with my 11-year-old daughter, Jackie. Beautiful weather during the hike. As we left the park, a rain storm hit and made us glad we were off the mountain.


taw6644 - Mar 15, 2006 1:56 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2006

Windy Spring Break  Sucess!

Had fun. It was windy for a good portion of the way up. Great veiws and a good trail. There were reports of 75 mph winds at the top. Great hike had fun.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 11, 2006 4:43 am

Standard Route  Sucess!

Total ascents = 2. I like desert mountains.

shsnyder - Feb 27, 2006 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail  Sucess!

Very windy at first, but luckily the wind died down and it turned into a nice day. Great views of Sierra Blanca and the surrounding salt flats.


mpbro - Feb 25, 2006 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006

Standard route  Sucess!

Climbed with Kimberly and her dad. Nice and easy 2-hour hike to the summit. The summit register was amusing; people dedicating their hike to wives, kids, or Jesus. Compare it to some technical summits in California, where people try to outdo each other with short entries. My photos are here.


tomastx - Feb 13, 2006 8:02 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2005

Good New Year  Sucess!

Tallest peak in TX on the first day of they year sounded like a good thing to do :-). Not a hard climb, really really windy but enjoyed it. Awesome views over the desert.

headinjury - Feb 2, 2006 10:15 pm

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: november 24 1989  Sucess!

nice hike


timfoltz - Jan 28, 2006 1:18 pm

Route Climbed: G.P. Trail Date Climbed: December 19, 2005  Sucess!

Third time up the mountain for my dad and I. Perfect weather, and another fun climb.


lingana - Jan 22, 2006 4:57 pm

Route Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: 25th December ' 2005  Sucess!

It was a perfect Chirstmas Gift for me, and my friend, Rakesh, who climbed with me.


vayporz - Dec 23, 2005 1:02 am

Route Climbed: Guadalupe Peak Trail Date Climbed: 1998  Sucess!

Good hike.

Westex Joe - Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm

Date Climbed: Dec. 10. 2005  Sucess!

My wife Lana and I celebrated our 28th anniversary by hiking up to the top of Texas. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Temps in the 50's, and a very light NE wind which is almost unheard of for the area.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 27, 2005 10:26 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: April 6, 1999  Sucess!

great views, great weather, solitude the whole way


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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