Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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vanman798

vanman798 - Jun 10, 2013 10:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

June 8, 2013  Sucess!

Strolled up from the Pine Springs Campground at 5:15 am. Had the trail and the peak to myself, arriving in just under 2 hours. The sky was clear in all directions. After 45 minutes on the peak, I wandered over to El Capitan and signed the log book (even though it didn't feel like the log book was at the high point). It took an hour to go from Guad Peak to El Cap.

Taparia - May 21, 2013 10:05 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

#2  Sucess!

#2

mountainhare

mountainhare - Feb 3, 2013 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2012

Via El Capitan Trail  Sucess!

I scrambled off-trail near El Capitan up a ridge until an eventual meeting with the trail to Guadalupe Peak. Definitely a blast. These mountains are wonderful to hike, even in the wind.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 2:02 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

sixteen  Sucess!

...

WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Jan 6, 2013 12:21 am

My first Summit  Sucess!

1995

Climbed with my aunt, uncle and cousin the first time at ten years old, and then again as an adult at 26. My first peak, appropriately in my home state. Started a life time love affair, just took a while to kick in.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2012

Couple propsal  Sucess!

very sweet

Robyn

Robyn - Dec 11, 2012 9:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

HP #4  Sucess!

HOT! Brought 6 bottles of water and if a storm hadn't moved in it wouldn't have been enough. Ran into a strange, scary, dirty man at the trailhead, turns out the rangers had just sent out a party looking for him as he was mentally handicapped and had wandered away from his campsite. Have to admit, it was frightening for two female hikers alone on the trail.

Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Aug 5, 2012 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

With pride  Sucess!

Reached the summit on a very hot day for the 2012 Summit for Heroes memorial climb. Never forget!

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Jun 9, 2012 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2012

Highpoint #1  Sucess!

Great way to get introduced to hiking and highpoints..especially since its my native state. Great view from atop. Strong, chilly wind hit around the 2nd big bluff. Other than that a great sunny day and experience.

Ruvicha

Ruvicha - Apr 14, 2012 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2012

Worth doing  Sucess!

Easier trail than I thought, made good time to the top. Go fairly early -- the peak gets crowded, at least during spring break. The views in any direction are worthwhile.

atavist

atavist - Jan 22, 2012 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2012

Hitching & Climbing  Sucess!

Nice hike but very windy weekend. Some huge cliffs on el cap and NW face of Guadalupe. Wish I had more time to check em out. Highlight was running into Rasgoat in the VC on Saturday and going up together.

GlennD

GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 9:26 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

HP #3  Sucess!

Climbed on a cross country drive from Seattle to College Station. Great hike.

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 11, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2004

fresh snow  Sucess!

one of the easier state high points. some fresh snow. took me ~2.5 hrs one way from Pine Springs campground.

CharlieRussell

CharlieRussell - Nov 9, 2011 10:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011

Record High Temps that day  Sucess!

Hot day. Great trip with my wife Kim! Some of the best times we've had alone together.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Oct 25, 2011 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

A hot one  Sucess!

A nice hike, but it was hot at the base. In the shade it was nice, and at the summit the wind was great.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Oct 9, 2011 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011

Thunderstruck!  Sucess!

I explored Devils Hall and the area beyond the trail terminus before heading up to Guadalupe. Turns out I should've reversed this.

About half-mile below the Guadalupe Peak campsite, weather came in, replete with lightning, thunder, and rain. While I was glad I did not take heed to the ranger's advice to leave my rain gear behind (only 20% chance of rain!), at this point I probably should've doubled back and made for the summit the following day.

This I did not do, and I waited 2 hours until it was safe to proceed (still raining, but the thunder & lightning had passed). My original plan was to make it to summit for sunset. Instead I hiked the last mile by moonlight.

So, I missed all of the epic views, though the lights of El Paso were pretty.

Made it back down by headlamp.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Oct 6, 2011 2:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2011

My first desert mountain  Sucess!

Two hours up, one hour and forty minutes down. Only one older couple on the trail from Virginia but they were close to the top when I saw them. Bring the sunscreen if you go in the summer months in the daytime. The flora was unlike anything I've ever seen in Colorado but between that and the view, this peak was well worth it.

benwood

benwood - Sep 30, 2011 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2010

great view of the valley floor

really windy, but great views, well worth it!

not exactly sure of the date. it was in feb towards the end of the month

twilly

twilly - Aug 29, 2011 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Orange and Yellow Trees  Sucess!

Got to the trail head at 8. the trees were just starting to change colors so my hiking buddy decided to take a picture of every single yellow or orange tree we came across. Even with that we ended up going to the top and coming back down in 3.5 hrs.

schweiger0825

schweiger0825 - Aug 24, 2011 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

Third of four  Sucess!

My recent 10-day excursion had this as my third HP stop (#8 total for me) and I guess it's part of what separates a novice hiker like me from more fit climbers. All those switchbacks and the rocky terrain - ouch! Totally worth it though to reach the top of Texas with its great views. Did it in the afternoon heat, which didn't help, and after walking thru Carlsbad Caverns in the morning, which probably didn't help either.

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