Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2010-04-09
|Others in Party:||Philip Rush|
|Date:||Friday, April 9, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||8749 ft / 2666 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBegan hiking around midnight and hiked up to the camp near the summit. Slept in our sleeping bags till sunrise waking up to a cold wind. Summited around 7am; along the way we crossed maybe the last bit of snow left in the state of Texas. On the way down we stopped at a couple good outcrops to do some scrambling. From the summit you are afforded awesome views of the surrounding peaks and the plains far below.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3019 ft / 920 m|
| Distance:||8.5 mi / 13.7 km|
| Trailhead:||Trailhead 5730 ft / 1746 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Bivouac|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Clear|
wind chills down to upper 20s
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