Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2012-02-03
|Others in Party:||Trisha Thorman|
|Date:||Friday, February 3, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8749 ft / 2666 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStayed the night at a hotel in Carlsbad, NM. Got up and drove to Guadalupe National Park. It was a beautiful clear day with good weather for February. Started up the trail at 9:50am and reached the summit 2hrs later. There was a little ice/snow on the trail in places on the north side of the peak, otherwise a pleasant and beautiful hike. The summit was very windy and a little chilly. We stopped only long enough to take a couple pictures and sign the summit registry. We did stop for 15 minutes on the way down, however, to eat some lunch. We arrived back to the car at 1:30pm.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2838 ft / 865 m|
| Distance:||8.2 mi / 13.2 km|
| Route:||Guadalupe Peak Trail|
| Trailhead:||Pine Springs Campground 5911 ft / 1801 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
| Time Up:||0 Days 2 Hours 0 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Days 1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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