Ascent of Guadalupe Peak on 2013-01-21
|Date:||Monday, January 21, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8749 ft / 2666 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHad a conference in San Antonio and some time to kill. Drove out to Van Horn, ate at Chuy's (John Madden loves this place). Woke up early and drove to Guadalupe, crossing into Mountain Time on the way...which meant that I would be heading up the mountain without beta, as the National Park opened around 9. Saw a Ringtail on the way...amazing! On the trail at 7:50, snowy and icy above 7000 feet. Very cool hike, as you move onto the north facing slopes, you change temperate zones...it becomes a pine forest. Hike back to where the sun hits, high desert. Made the summit after 4 hours, going slow due to the ice. Took a leisurely descent, made it back to the car around 3.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3327 ft / 1012 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||8.6 mi / 13.8 km|
| Trailhead:||Pine Spring Campground 5822 ft / 1774 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||4 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours |
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