Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2013-03-22

Climber: David Darby

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, March 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Guadalupe Peak
    Elevation:8749 ft / 2666 m

Ascent Trip Report

Recommendation #1: Make sure you have enough fuel in your vehicle. There are very long stretches of road without any. I was down to ~10 miles left TWICE.

Recommendation #2: Hotels in Pecos are not cheap. It's basically a large truck stop - why are the hotels so expensive?

Drove over from Austin the night before and stayed in Pecos. Left the hotel at 7:00am CST and drove just under 2 hrs to Guadalupe National park. I crossed the MDT time zone, so my hike started about 8am MDT instead of 9am CST. Up in 1:30, 30+ minutes on the summit, down in ~45 mins. Very nice trail and great hike.

07:51 - Started from Pine Camp ground parking lot.
09:21 - Summit, ate snacks, signed log book, took pictures.
09:57 - Begin descent
10:39 - Back at car/parking lot

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2876 ft / 876 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Guadalupe Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Pine Campground Parking lot  5873 ft / 1790 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:42 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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