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May 15, 2019 - Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Mountain National Park is located in North West Texas just across the state line from New Mexico, about 50 miles southwest of Carlsbad NM. My first year(2014) as a full-time RVer, I hiked Guadalupe Peak, which had the reputation for being a hikers 'must do' trail. GP is the highest point in Texas, at 8,749 feet elevation. The GP trail is 4.2 miles to the summit, over a very rocky terrain. A challenging hike, gaining 3,000 feet, like climbing up a 300 story building and back down or the Empire State building 3 times(round...

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Jan 23, 2016 - Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park could well be a hiker's paradise with its over 86,000 acres of wilderness and 80 miles of trails. Most trails here are for the serious walkers, both in length and surface. We did manage to complete a couple of the short trails easily and make some stabs at a few of the longer trails until it appeared we might be risking a nice tumble with our well-worn joints. One particularly interesting stop of our morning was the Frijole Ranch. This land was once used for truck gardening, supplying fruits and vegetables...

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Jan 22, 2016 - En Route to Guadalupe Mountains National Park

We are now into our third week of this particular adventure and, so far, not ready to head back home. Home has had snow and ice--ewww! Today, we leave Alpine behind and head further west and north to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The sun is shining in Texas as we fill up with propane and diesel before we leave town. Based on our maps, where we are heading is pretty remote. We always seem to be able to find adventure and amuse ourselves as we go. Today's "good grief" moment came just on the west edge of town when the highway took a nice...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Guadalupe Peak Trail

Wednesday, April 8: Guadalupe Mountains National Park Route: n/a Weather: 55F gusty morning with a high near 75F, thunderstorm, strong gusts, rain and sunshine in the afternoon Trip Average Gas Mileage: n/a Highlights: - hiking to the top of Guadalupe Peak, the highest mountain in Texas - being back at the campground before the storm winds, lightning and rain blew through - being able to cross “face plant on the trail” off my bucket list and still finish the hike We were awakened at 5:00 this morning by our phone beeping a high wind...

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Apr 7, 2015 - Devil's Hall Trail

Tuesday, April 7: Guadalupe Mountains National Park Route: n/a Weather: 55F gusty morning with a high near 75F and strong gusts in the afternoon Trip Average Gas Mileage: n/a Highlights: - moving to Campsite #2 with shade in the afternoon - hiking the Devil's Hall Trail - being cleaned up and in the tent before dark The gusts blew ferociously all night but had diminished enough by morning for Hubby to cook breakfast and for me to make sandwiches. Just as we were cleaning up the dishes the fellow in Campsite #2 let us know he was...

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Apr 6, 2015 - Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Texas)

About Guadalupe Mountains National Park Had it not been for the mountain-building uplifts which created the Guadalupe Mountains during the “Age of Reptiles” (252-66 million years ago), we might not be seeing the Capitan Reef now. After the reef's formation 260-270 million years ago the inland sea and the entire Delaware Basin in western Texas dried up and was buried in sediments and mineral salts at least as high as the top of 8085-ft.El Capitan. Once the area was uplifted, erosion began exposing the reef. Geologists come from all over the...

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May 5, 2014 - Guadalupe Mountain NP Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Mountain National Park is located in Texas just across the state line from New Mexico, down the road from Carlsbad Caverns NP. These two NPs are the reason I stayed at The Ranch. Guadalupe Mountain NP has a reputation for being a hikers park. So, naturally I wanted to find out why, plus Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet. That is almost 1,000 feet higher than Big Bends Emory Peak. This was a challenging hike, up/gain 3,000 feet in elevation in just 4.2 miles, over a very rocky trail. The 8.4 mile round trip...

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2014 RV Adventure

Apr 19, 2014 - Carlsbad and Guadalupe mountains

Left Roswell very cloudy day heading to Carlsbad with rain for most of the trip. Got to the caves and was able to get on the kings room tour (a bit of luck as I was only a single person) was lots of people there as it was a saturday, just before Easter, and a free weekend for the national parks. To get out of the caves it was a very long wait for the elevator about a hour was about a 1000 people in line, in the afternoon there were about 1300 people in the cave. Left the the caves and headed to Guadalupe Mountains National Park and my camp...

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May 28, 2012 - Guadalupe Mountains NP

Today we crossed another state line and drove to Carlsbad, NM. We arrived in the early afternoon and gained an hour because we crossed into mountain time, so we decided to go to Guadalupe Mountains National Park and do some hiking. This park has very few roads that take cars through the park, so you have to do some hiking to see it. But, the hiking is well worth the reward! This is Steph's favorite stop so far because of the stunning vistas- it was simply beautiful. We got back to the camper just in time to watch the sunset, which rivaled...

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Apr 11, 2012 - Finally, we're out of Texas!

Today we left the Davis Mountains, and immediately recieved a few lessons in planning, as well as small town pricing of goods and services. We'd hoped to pick up a few necessities at the store in Ft. Davis, but prices were so high, they made convenience store prices seem like a fire sale. I tried to get the propane tanks filled at the local ACE hardware... where I usually pay $14 to fill BOTH 20lb tanks. I was confused when the attendant simply asked how big my tanks were, and began to price the transaction. I asked how he knew what to...

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Feb 17, 2012 - The Underground

Sorry for the late post but there was no cell service where we were last night. More on that later. We were underground in Carlsbad Caverns for 3 1/2 hours yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic. The caverns are a National Park and we enjoyed it greatly. First we saw a movie about the caverns then took a 1 1/2 guided tour of the Kings Palace section of the caverns. Very informative and beautiful. After the tour we were on our own for the tour of the Big Room. WOW!!! Over 6 football fields could be housed in this massive room. It looked...

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Apr 14, 2011 - Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Arrived at the Guadalupe National Park late morning and took a walk on a desert trail with wind gusts of 50 mph - very refreshing leaning into the wind - - ya, right - couldn't wait to get back to the car. Temps in the low 70's, but felt like the low 50's. We saw the Guadalupe and El Capitan mountains and visited an old homesteaded ranch and met a great park ranger there by the name of Hal Cottington that we had to ourselves. Hal was raised in the area and was a wealth of information and a very nice man. We took another walk later in the...

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