South Rim Climber's Log

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nader - Mar 15, 2020 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2020

Emory & South Rim  Sucess!

Both in one day, see trip report

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jan 21, 2020 3:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2019

Part of Outer Mountain Loop  Sucess!

Added a night on the South Rim to the Outer Mountain Loop. Well worth the extra day of hauling water. Great views, lovely campsite in a pinon-juniper grassland.


bugbee - Oct 17, 2013 8:38 pm

Good times  Sucess!

Nice views into Mexico and the surrounding desert, was a fairly clear day, seemed like you could see forever from up there.


eric-griz - Feb 17, 2012 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2012

Great hike!  Sucess!

Beautiful loop hike via the Laguna Meadows/Boot Canyon/Boot Spring/Pinnacles Trails.


rasgoat - Feb 3, 2012 12:09 pm

SE #1 campsite  Sucess!

Great place to catch sunrise! hike to the SW side for the sunset! :-)


Koonsy - Jan 18, 2012 6:10 pm

South Rim Loop  Sucess!

Very nice hike with great views. Some of the trail markings on the Pinnacles Trail back to the basin were not very well marked so bring a map.


captainbuuda - May 31, 2011 1:47 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2011

Texas sized hike and view  Sucess!

My wife & I did this as a dayhike. We would have backpacked in & stayed longer but the idea of carrying more than a days worth of water was anathema to my wife. It was an incredible day though. We took our time and soaked as much in as we could. We saw Carmen Whitetail deer drinking from a stagnant pool in Boot Canyon on the way up and another (an eight-point buck!) off trail near Laguna Meadows. And of course the view along the rim was otherworldly... The High Chisos Mountains are truly special.


tacoturner - Jun 19, 2010 12:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2010

via Laguna Meadows  Sucess!

day 3 of a 4 day backpack. We kept the mileage low on this beautiful March weekend so we could really meander and take in all the sights of the High Chisos. Laguna Meadows; Southwest Rim till trail closure, then to Boot Canyon to Northeast Rim; back down Boot to Emory Peak trail; scramble to the USGS marker; then down the Pinnacles trail to the car.


mountaingazelle - Nov 16, 2009 12:21 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2009

South Rim Loop  Sucess!

Hiked to the South Rim after Emory Peak. Did the loop around the rim which had amazing views. I was impressed with the desolation of the area and was able to see far into Mexico.


tomastx - Oct 8, 2009 1:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Rain on the rim  Sucess!

Spent a night in SW4 and spent several hours on the rim edge watching the rain clouds come and go. Really great view!


panweilin - Jan 29, 2009 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

Beautiful View  Sucess!

From here, a panorama view of the Outer Mountain Loop was breathtaking!


AFmountaineer - Sep 28, 2008 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2005

Best Hike in Texas  Sucess!

The best hike in Texas. Had awesome views of it seemed like everything. Boot canyon was also pretty awesome.


StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 11:18 am

Forgotten Trek  Sucess!

Had forgotten this til I saw this listed here at SP. Did this and some other hikes on a biology field trip. Did n't really do a lot of biology but what great hikes!


ryan_tx - Nov 25, 2007 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Route: Laguna Meadows / Pinnacles Loop  Sucess!

What an amazing variety of scenery along this loop. Was a bit hazy, so the South Rim views could have been better. Many trees were still in peak fall color, especially through Boot Canyon.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 19, 2007 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2007

Big Bend Beautiful  Sucess!

The Laguna Meadow/Boot Canyon/Pinnacles Loop was an eye popping extravaganza of stunning views. But there are some wonderful pockets of nature along the way. An early start meant I caught Laguna Meadows as the sun began streaming through the grassy trail. I encountered a deer between the South and East rim, Boot Creek was running quite fast(this was December but a torrential rain storm hit earlier in the week). A must do, even if you decline the side trip to Emory peak.


bigbendbetty - Mar 27, 2007 1:34 am Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2007

Beautiful  Sucess!

Had to hike to south rim to reach all the unnamed 7000 ft. peaks in the park. The views are incredible. I took a break here that turned into a couple hours of sitting back and watching the peregrine falcons- they're fast!


westtex - Jan 18, 2007 9:00 pm

classic hike  Sucess!

great view and easy hike


Bassoon - Dec 18, 2006 4:22 am

Hiked May 2004  Sucess!

Hiked via the Laguna Meadows trail. Wonderful views and so nice to hike down the Pinncales trail without having to hike up it!


Texjbq - Mar 23, 2006 9:38 pm

Pinnacles Loop  Sucess!

Nice View


strawd - Sep 6, 2005 2:25 pm

Route Climbed: Laguna Meadow to SW, SE, and NE Rim Trails Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

Having hiked to the South Rim 3 times without being able to continue on the Southeast Rim Trail, because of peregrine falcon nesting considerations, we finally got our chance in July. We did see two falcons overhead, by the way. It was a spectacular day and you could see way into Mexico. Every century plant that was in bloom had humming birds darting to the flowers. Rock squirrels were also in abundance and we spotted deer, a rabbit, and several snakes and lizards. There was a trickle of water flowing in Boot Canyon as we left the Northeast Rim Trail and headed for the Pinnalces Trail and back to the Basin. The 14.4 miles took about 10 hours at our slack pace. It was only about 85 degrees and we drank pleanty of water.

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