Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2014-04-02
|Others in Party:||Paul Corley|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 2, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8749 ft / 2666 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFairly 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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