Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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msihl - May 22, 2007 1:16 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Route Climbed: Standard Route  Sucess!

After one night at Pine Springs Campground, we (Hilda, Laurent and me) hiked to the top of Texas with fantastic views and clear skies.
I tried my new Koflach Degre boots and they were comfy. We made it up in 2h 15mins and down 1h 45mins. I was carrying a 60 lb. backpack which slowed me down quite a bit. Good workout!


Zandt - May 11, 2007 11:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Round two!  Sucess!

What a beautiful up at sunrise and hit the trail. First attempt two months before, I just wasn't in good enough I love my stairmaster.
And what a bonus...just as I arrived at the summit, it snowed (not in the scary way). Comin' back to take a coupla friends up GP on May 19th. This was my first state highpoint...and will be theirs.


st_mcchristi - May 9, 2007 12:24 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Great hike great park  Sucess!

fun hike, with a superb view, hoping to take another trip out there soon, one of my favorite parks!


boisedoc - Apr 7, 2007 2:38 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 1989

nice spring break trip  Sucess!

great spring hike. Good views- mainly were curious about the snow covered peak in the distance- Sierra Blanca- climbed it the next day.


ryan_tx - Apr 5, 2007 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2007

First state highpoint!  Sucess!

This is my first state highpoint. What a beautiful day it was...clear skies, little wind, around 70 degrees at the trailhead, and 50's at the summit. A little hazy though, could barely see Sierra Blanca. I also forgot the sunscreen, so I got nice and toasted. Did the hike with my girlfriend, 7 hr. roundtrip.


bigbendbetty - Mar 28, 2007 4:10 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007

GP trail  Sucess!

Too snowy to easily climb El Capitan. When I reached the summit I saw some guy trying to steal the top off the monument


metasyn11 - Mar 23, 2007 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Beautiful day up the Guadalupe Peak Trail  Sucess!

Climbed this peak during my cross-country road trip from Boston to San Francisco in November 2006. It was a fantastic day, and the summit was quite crowded (20+ people during my time up there). Will definitely revisit the Guadalupe Mts next time I'm passing through.

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

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