Monday, September 20, 2010

Guadalupe


On Saturday I headed about 100 miles east of El Paso to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. At the park I hiked to the summit of Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8751 feet. The hike was about 8.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 3000 ft. It was a very enjoyable hike and the surroundings very picturesque. I find West Texas to be a very beautiful part of the country.

Looking to the northwest

Looking south from the summit at El Capitan and the Texas prairie stretching as far as the eye can see

At the summit of Guadalupe Peak

I caught this little monster on my hike back down

Looking up at the Guadalupe Mountains from the highway. Guadalupe Peak is the highest point.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Matt~
Great pictures, thanks for sharing! So glad you got the chance to go and that you made it back safe and sound! LOL, I particularly like the one of you at the summit, looks like you are in high-heaven! =)
~A.J.

Anonymous said...

Matt,

I wish you wouldn't go hiking alone!! We all need some time to ourselves, but 3000 feet in the air, miles from anyone, is not the place for it. Please do not become a hiking casualty--you're scaring me to death!

~SP

Matt Perkins said...

Hey A.J. - glad you like the pics

Hey SP,

You sound like my mom ;-)

I'm sure I'll be fine.