Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2010-09-09
|Others in Party:||Rebecca and Christopher|
|Date:||Thursday, September 9, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8749 ft / 2666 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed Guadelupe Peak Trail from the camping area of Guadelupe National Park. $5 entry fee to park for adults. Thunderstorms heard off in the distance in New Mexico. A calm day at the bottom, breeze was whipping pretty good at several points near the top. A pyramid monument dedicated to the USPS and aviation is located on top. At the base of the pyramid was a log book placed inside an ammo can to sign in as having made it to the top. Beautiful views across Texas, and especially overlooking El Capitan.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2949 ft / 899 m|
| Distance:||8.2 mi / 13.2 km|
| Route:||Guadelupe Peak Trail|
| Trailhead:||5800 ft / 1767 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
PC with Thunderstorms in the distance
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
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