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Summit View #1
View #1 from the summit.
User: Lone_Star - 10/9/2014

Location: Guadalupe Peak Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 8.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 7 hours, 23 minutes


I ascended Guadalupe Peak (for a 2nd time) with my girlfriend.  We got a late (2:15pm) start and my GF didn't have a lot of hiking experience, especially with mountains, so I carried a full pack with provisions in the event we had to camp overnight.  So we took our time and enjoyed the journey.  The weather was AWESOME! - blue skies, little/no wind, and sunshine.  It was a magical moment at the summit as the sun was starting to set.  We decided not to camp overnight so we did most of the descent slowly in the dark with our headlamps.  It was one of the best hikes I've ever done, especially since I was in good company.

Log Photos
3D Overview Of The Trail
Rest Stop At "The Bridge"
Summit View #1
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