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Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2014-04-02

Climber: Walter Blume

Others in Party:Paul Corley
Date:Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Guadalupe Peak
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:8749 ft / 2666 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fairly windy day, gusts to 40 mph. This is an extremely beautiful hike, if you like deserts, which I do. Saw a variety of lizards and about 100 miles in all directions from the top. Was a little surprised to see the pointy triangle at the top suddenly pop into view, as my altimeter was off by about 200 feet and I was expecting to climb a bit more still. Very "monolith/Space Odyssey"-like when viewed from a distance. Of course, gorgeous views in all directions. Descended about 200 feet and found my partner had resumed his journey after a nap at Guadalupe Peak camp, so climbed up again and enjoyed the view anew, it doesn't get old for me.
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View from top of Guadalupe towards El Capitan. Summit marker on right (2014-04-02). Photo by Walter Blume.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3469 ft / 1057 m
    Elevation Loss:3469 ft / 1057 m
    Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3469 ft / 1057 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:standard trail
    Trailhead:Pine Springs parking lot  5280 ft / 1609 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3469 ft / 1057 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:standard trail
    Trailhead:Pine Springs parking lot  5280 ft / 1609 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 58 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Walter Blume
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Other Photos

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Same view as peakbagger, but drier (2014-04-02). Photo by Walter Blume.
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