Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2002

HP #39  Sucess!

Happy Valentines day dear friend...
It was an awesome experience...
Nice camping at the base...
We could see the millions stars...
Hey Eric; don't forget that I beat you (a first) on the way down... I will always remember our Las vegas trip afterwards...
It is too complicated!!!!!


Koonsy - Mar 12, 2007 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2007

A 10 for sure  Sucess!

Highligh of my spring break for sure, hiked up to catch the sunset from the summit and wow is all I can say about that. Great hike, steep start with a great finish.


lizrdboy - Feb 28, 2007 3:00 am

Snow Storm  Sucess!

Matt and I got to the ranger station at 1:00 just after it had started to snow. The rangers pleaded with us not to go up in such "treacherous" conditions. They can be so cute sometimes. The hike was awesome. Poor visibility, but the trail was easy to follow even with the blanket of snow. Hiking in the desert snow is truly a delight. We got back to the car at 5:00. The rangers had left early.


tacoturner - Feb 20, 2007 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2006

scouting vertical rock routes

Took jeep over old Butterfield Stagecoach trail, hiked bone canyon to base of wall connecting Cap and Guadalupe to photograph possible technical rock routes. Hope to return next spring for successful western face summit.


BigPsycheDadee - Feb 17, 2007 8:17 pm

Standard Route - Windy  Sucess!

Climbed up the main trail and crossed over to El Capitan. Made for a long but fun day. Extremly windy (that was part of the fun).


westtex - Jan 18, 2007 9:06 pm

Highest point in TX  Sucess!

Not too hot in early May, well worth the trip


LC - Jan 12, 2007 4:06 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2006

Perfect day  Sucess!

One of the best days ever. Went down to Carlsbad Caverns and did some hiking in the caves. Afterwards, hiked up Guadalupe peak and enjoyed the view.


jazamoo - Jan 6, 2007 9:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006

windy wonderful  Sucess!

I stand at the highpoint of my birth state (which I haven't visited since birth), reveling at the beauty surrounding me. It's great to be alive!


Alpinist - Dec 29, 2006 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006

Guadalupe Peak Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful clear day, but very windy. This is my 18th state highpoint.


Element - Dec 19, 2006 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2006

Texas Highpoint  Sucess!

Awesome and rugged country! It is hard to believe that it exists in Texas. We arrived late in the evening and had plans to camp in the backcountry, but large dark clouds kept us in the campground.It rained most of the night. The next morning we headed out early and were the first that day to be on top of Texas. Not too windy with clear skies.Fantastic views! It was a fun hike with some mild exposure in areas.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005

Mysterious feline  Sucess!

Reached summit not long before sunset with four friends. On the dark descent, we were watched for a time by some type of cat just off the trail, which we finally scared off. Most likely a bobcat, though one of my buddies is still convinced it was a mountain lion.


JeffL - Oct 22, 2006 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2006

First State Highpoint, First Summit with My Boys  Sucess!

This was the first state highpoint for me and my boys Kale - 13 and Colin - 7. They were real troopers. An incredible view. What a great experience to accomplish this with my sons. The first of many summits for us. We took the standard route, 7 hours round trip. Take plenty of water.


flamethewolf - Oct 22, 2006 4:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2004

What a trip  Sucess!

Climbed it on the back end of the loop, hitting Bush, Bartlett, Schumard, and then Guadalupe... makes for a long and fun day

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Sep 28, 2006 5:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2005

Guadalupe Peak Trail  Sucess!

This was my 2X up this peak. This time I hiked up with Ian. It was a great day with wonderful views in all directions. No wind.


osatrik - Aug 16, 2006 5:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 1990

Highpointer climb in 1990  Sucess!

In 1990 the Highpointers Club annual climb was here, with a convention in El Paso. Having read of the legendary Jack Longacre in the Boeing BOEALPS history and joined his mailing list a year or two earlier, I was eager to meet him. My daughter and I participated in the convention and the climb. This was number 37 of my 49 state high points, and number 36 for Vanessa.


markhyams - Jul 8, 2006 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

GP Trail  Sucess!

That thing on the summit is very strange.


blephoto - Jun 24, 2006 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Guadalupe Peak via trailhead at Pines Springs  Sucess!

Started at sunrise to avoid the heat. First 1,000 feet of the climb in the sun. Beautiful morning. I saw no one else on the way to the summit. I know my camera backpack got heavy before getting there. Beautiful spot. I will return.


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.

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