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A stout hike into a beautiful area - excellent!

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User: johnbenton - 11/25/2006

Location: Big Bend - Emory Peak Trail

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Miles Hiked: 9.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 6 hours

Comments: My son and I hiked Emory Peak two days after Thanksgiving in 2006. The weather was really great and the view outstanding. We saw deer and other wildlife near the trial and both javelina and gray fox elsewhere in the National Park. The hike provided little challenge for my 19 year-old son, but at almost 51 years of age I found it a pretty stout workout. Emory Peak isn't nearly the tallest point in Texas (there are at least 8 mountains of 8,000 ft. or more in the state), but it is the highest in the Chisos Mountains and certainly worth the effort. Highly recommended.

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