Guadalupe Peak Climber's Log

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Redwic - Sep 21, 2009 11:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

My 40th State Highpoint!  Sucess!

There is an old saying that "everything is big in Texas", so I guess it is appropriate this was the site of my 40th State Highpoint reached. Gorgeous scenery and great weather (minus the wind!) at the summit. I was the first one on the summit that day, but passed MANY people on the way down. Perhaps the trail should be renamed the "Guadalupe Peak Superhighway".


txhiker76 - Jul 6, 2009 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

First high point  Sucess!

This was my first high point, great hike, beautiful views.


TheRootster - Jun 21, 2009 2:24 pm

Lowest high point . . .  Sucess!

...that I'll ever do. But a fun one nevertheless. I hiked up solo when I was in the area working on the Lonely Planet Texas guide. Texas is an odd place...much of it doesn't appeal to me at all, but a few select places are some of my favorites on earth. This is one.


Holsti97 - May 24, 2009 10:40 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2009

Guadalupe Peak  Sucess!

Nice hike with great views and weather. Met a former major league baseball player on the trail and some other fun people. Went to Carlsbad Caverns in the evening and watched the bats leave the cave. Toured the caverns the next day and then drove on to Wheeler Peak. HP #38


VermontMike - May 15, 2009 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2008

Amazing View  Sucess!

A beautiful hike to the top of Texas! Looking down on the west Texas plains on the top is unforgettable, especially with El Capitan jutting out on the southeast. Big Bend is my favorite spot in TX but I need to get back and explore a little more in the Guadalupes!


cheetah262 - May 14, 2009 11:55 am Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009

Texas  Sucess!

My first high peak in the USA...left me with positive attitude toward the Lone Star state...


imike - May 14, 2009 11:00 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2009

Quad  Sucess!

Finally did a Quad... Now, shooting for six loops in one day for November 2009...if all goes well. My way of celebrating my 60th year.
First climb time: 1 hour 50 minutes
loop time: 3 hours 6 minutes

2nd climb time: 1 hour 53 minutes
loop time: 3 hours 16 minutes

3rd climb time: 1 hour 56 minutes
loop time: 3 hours 22 minutes

4th climb time: 2 hours 2 minutes
loop time: 3 hours 39 minutes

Quad time: 13 hours 23 minutes

total net time out on the trail and food breaks, start to finish: 3:45am 'till 6:38pm: 14 hours and 53 minutes

34 miles, 12,000 feet of up... 12,000 feet of down


Hotoven - Apr 20, 2009 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1999

Wonderfull Mountain  Sucess!

This Mountain highhandedly made me like TX. Amazing view and great hike. This was my very first high peak I hiked.


JDrake - Mar 7, 2009 2:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2009

Fun, easy hike with great views!  Sucess!

Drove out from Lubbock. Fun stuff, not particularly steep or challenging, but great views and the wind was low for me. Always good to get a highpoint. The real beast was bushwacking to El Cap...


cruzit - Mar 6, 2009 10:02 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Great Day  Sucess!

Not as fast as Alan...but had a great time anyway. 4 hours rt and dawdled on the way back. Just as beautiful as the first time I climbed it with our kids.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Feb 22, 2009 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Nice day with new friends. 3.5 hrs R/T.


jeffh25 - Feb 10, 2009 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

Home state Highpoint  Sucess!

Highpoint #3 was actually a little harder than I thought it would be, but still a great climb and bragging rights for any Texan.


sgb02d - Feb 9, 2009 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2009

Happy New Year!  Sucess!

After getting off from work, drove from Austin to Guadalupe Mtns NP, and slept in the cab of my truck. Got on the trail at 4:30 AM just in time for sunrise at the summit.


TXClimber - Feb 1, 2009 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009

Great View  Sucess!

Great hike. No wind. Temps in the 30's. Summitted at 6:55pm. Spectaculer view of the sun setting.


pittbrownie - Jan 20, 2009 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2009

easy hike  Sucess!

Great day for a nice hike. PBR on top!

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Nov 24, 2008 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2008

One hour up to Texas' highest point!  Sucess!

Drove 55 miles west from Carlsbad. Beautiful morning. I could see Guadalupe's range at my right side and the Texas plains to the left.

Started from the Trailhead (Parking Lot) at 11:00 am. I hiked the well marked trail up to the summit. Lots of hikers for a monday. Got to the summit (2,667 m/8,749 ft) at 12:04 pm.
Took a few shots and headed back to the Jeep.

Amazing views of Guadalupe Mountains and Texas basin from the top.

My 3rd US HP!.

robot one

robot one - Nov 14, 2008 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2008

Traverse from Bush  Sucess!

Birthday traverse. Summit 5 that day


imike - Nov 14, 2008 1:13 am Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Triple...  Sucess!

Training up for hard hike in January, so I managed to put in three loops to top in one day (2h 58m; 3h 26m; 3h 16m)... not boring at all; I love that trail. Going back over in December to try for four loops in one day. Went back November 8th just to enjoy the views, very nice.


Pedaldance - Nov 12, 2008 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2008

HP #1  Sucess!

Began before sunrise and the views were more beautiful than I'd imagined from the descriptions! Observed four deer and one rabbit. My 18yob, 14yog, and 11yog, along for the hike. Windy, clear, and the views never ended. Can't wait for the next highpoint and would love to return to Guadalupe for a repeat of the summit, as well as other climbs.


highlandvillager - Nov 1, 2008 12:26 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008

Perfect weather, great views  Sucess!

We started hiking around 4 pm just as the winds really picked up. After many stops to take pictures, we arrived at camp just after dark. The cool, windy night gave way to a warm, calm, and sunny morning - perfect summit weather. With no clouds in the sky, we had endless views over the desert floor below. The whole hike was very scenic. I'm just glad it wasn't hotter, because I took 5 liters of water and it wasn't enough. HP17

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