Mckittrick Canyon Climber's Log

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Shaylee - Nov 6, 2011 12:41 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010

McKittrick  Sucess!



Kessler - Nov 6, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010

McKittrick  Sucess!



captainbuuda - Jun 2, 2011 5:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2011

Most Beautiful Spot in Texas? Maybe  Sucess!

This spot is definitely pretty. I can certainly understand why Mr. Pratt would want to make his summer home here. Its such an amazingly unique transition ecosystem in this canyon that I almost wish it could've stayed hidden. If you tread here, please do it lightly: this place is precious.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 21, 2010 11:41 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2005

Easter 2005  Sucess!

Bright beautiful family hike to Pratt cabin. Will have to come back and try the Notch.


Jessicahiker - Mar 20, 2011 2:47 pm

Re: Easter 2005

The Notch is a must do hike. Let me know how it goes.


Scott - Mar 22, 2010 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010

McKittrick  Sucess!

Shaylee, Kessler, Kimberly and I awoke to high winds so we headed for McKittrick Canyon. We thought that the wind wouldn’t be as bad in the canyon since it is more heavily vegetated than the slopes of the mountains. McKittrick Canyon is also known as the most beautiful spot in Texas.

We hiked up the canyon, but it was really windy in the open areas. Even so the kids actually enjoyed being blown around by the wind and were quite amused by it. We stopped and checked out the historic Pratt Cabin before continuing up the trail to the Grotto which is sort of an above ground cave, complete with formations. After taking a very long lunch and relaxing, we headed back to the trailhead in strong winds.


Jessicahiker - Mar 29, 2010 12:00 pm

Re: McKittrick

Scott, hope the winds dont discourage you from trying the Notch.


mountaingazelle - Nov 16, 2009 12:27 am Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2009

McKittrick Canyon  Sucess!

This is a popular hike but not crowded in November. Hiked to the Grotto and back. Seeing the fall colors was unplanned and just a coincidence. It made the canyon even prettier than it normally would be.


Jessicahiker - Dec 17, 2009 10:25 am

Re: McKittrick Canyon

Thanks for posting. Try hiking to the Notch next time.


tomastx - Oct 8, 2009 1:42 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007

Nice Hike

Went for a hike during a 1 week stay at GUMO.


Jessicahiker - Dec 17, 2009 10:26 am

Re: Nice Hike

How was it?


VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:33 am

Need to go back during fall colors . . .  Sucess!

Nice and quiet in November though :)


Jessicahiker - May 26, 2009 3:08 pm

Re: Need to go back during fall colors . . .

Thanks for posting.


JDrake - Mar 7, 2009 3:24 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2009

Beautiful area  Sucess!

but they're serious about closing time...


Jessicahiker - Mar 27, 2009 4:21 pm

Re: Beautiful area

Very serious.


Outdooraholic - Nov 10, 2008 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2008

Fall colors  Sucess!

I had wanted to hike it last year to see the leaves but I wasn't able to. I finally made it this year. It was nice, a few trees had some rich colors (I guess I was expecting more, I'm from the east coast, VA). Lots of people on the trail.


StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 11:31 pm

Fall Color  Sucess!

Did a great day hike and the fall colors were great. The canyon has great desert canyon beauty


Jessicahiker - Jun 25, 2008 5:56 pm

Re: Fall Color

Thanks for posting. Did you happen to try hiking to the Notch?


eric-griz - Dec 15, 2007 9:48 am

Beautiful spot!  Sucess!

I'd love to see what's up the canyon in the sensitive area where the NPS doesn't want people to go.


Jessicahiker - Jan 15, 2008 6:05 pm

Re: Beautiful spot!

Would be kinda nice to sneek a peek!

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