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Ascent to Guadalupe Peak-Fog line on 2013-12-06

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Friday, December 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Guadalupe Peak - Fog line
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:6500 ft / 1981 m
    Remaining Elevation:2249 ft / 685 m (77% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Eric and I headed out and didn't see the trail sign due to it being encased in 2 inches of rime ice. We accidentally went up the Tejas trail. After running up about 1.5 miles the fog cleared out a bit and we stopped to check our map. At that point we realized we were on the wrong trail and headed back down. The blunder cost us 1:21 but since we'd started at 7:10am is was still early. 10 minutes break to chop the ice off the trail sign and we were off again for the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:678 ft / 207 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Tejas trail
    Trailhead:Pine Spring Campground  5822 ft / 1774 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, White-out
freezing fog
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:35 Minutes



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