Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2010-04-09

Climber: Ralph Baker

Others in Party:Philip Rush
Robert Hutton
David Swanson
Date:Friday, April 9, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Guadalupe Peak
    Elevation:8749 ft / 2666 m

Ascent Trip Report

Began hiking around midnight and hiked up to the camp near the summit. Slept in our sleeping bags till sunrise waking up to a cold wind. Summited around 7am; along the way we crossed maybe the last bit of snow left in the state of Texas. On the way down we stopped at a couple good outcrops to do some scrambling. From the summit you are afforded awesome views of the surrounding peaks and the plains far below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3019 ft / 920 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Trailhead:Trailhead  5730 ft / 1746 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
wind chills down to upper 20s

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