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Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2013-12-06

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Friday, December 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Guadalupe Peak
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:8749 ft / 2666 m

Ascent Trip Report

After messing up and spending 1:30 going up and down the wrong trail...Eric and I set off again. The trail was coated with rime ice and we were in dense fog. The horse trail was very run-able and we trotted upward. Hit the junction with the Devils hall trail in 17:13 then another 12:51 got us to the main trail (30:24). The icy stuff was pretty much over at that point as we got above the fog. 48:23 later and we were at the camp site (1:18). It was a bit windier after this especially on some of the more exposed ridge. It took us another 21:57 to reach the summit (1:40:46). We spent 6:08 on top getting some pictures. Then off for the run down! 20:06 to the camp, 43:18 to the horse trail, 11:38 to Devils hall trail, and 13:05 had us back down in a total of 3:15:02...counting the 6 minutes on top. This trail was great! Excellent for running although at this time of year we really could have used some katoolahs for the early icy stuff.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3127 ft / 952 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Horse trail then Guadalupe trail
    Trailhead:Pine Spring Campground  5822 ft / 1774 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes



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