Monday, February 13, 2012
View from the TOP of Texas!
From the TOP OF TEXAS, the view from Guadalupe Peak (8,749 ft) in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, from our Texas Mountain Trail board member and editor of the Hudspeth County Herald and Dell Valley Review, Drew Stuart. The hike is 8.4 miles with an elevation of 3100 feet, and offers stunning views of the mountains and the desert land below. Most people do it as a day hike (there are a few camping options near the summit) and it usually takes 6-8 hours round trip. Take plenty of water...the park recommends 4 quarts per person.
Once you reach the summit, be sure to write your name in the journal at the obelisk!
Here's the GeoBetty page for the hike, complete with a map! The park has a two page flyer about the hike...to view it, click here.