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Texas National Parks Trip Report 23-30 Dec, 2017 - Part 1

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Texas National Parks Trip Report 23-30 Dec, 2017 - Part 1
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:43:52 PM »
I like to visit less travelled and challenging places for hiking during my vacations. Christmas and new year break is my longest vacation hence I planned road trip and hiking trip together to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona but then it was narrowed down to Texas so that I can fit a multi day trip rather than just day hikes. My vacation too shrunk due to new program launch so Texas only trip seemed fitting to my schedule.

Here is the first part of the trip report for the 3 days I spent at Guadalupe Mountains NP(GUMO). I am not good at writing reports or documents so excuse me. I am also very lazy so don't expect part 2 until end of this week.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jlj1PNwqw5pJFivAVxN_C9VWZSGlxcH7un3crsVdAbU/edit?usp=sharing

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Re: Texas National Parks Trip Report 23-30 Dec, 2017 - Part 1
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 05:52:10 AM »
Very cool that you were able to do the 4 Peaks plus Hunter Peak. That sounded like a hell of a day. Like I said before, I'd love to do something like that but I think I'd definitely have to make it an overnight trip. Awesome job. As far as the spring you came across, I've never seen a spring near there. Just might not have been flowing while I was there. The Smith spring will flow across the trail but it's farther around the foothills trail.

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Re: Texas National Parks Trip Report 23-30 Dec, 2017 - Part 1
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 07:23:37 AM »
vgeh, my hats off to you, one tough hiker for sure!   :notworthy:
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Re: Texas National Parks Trip Report 23-30 Dec, 2017 - Part 1
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 10:48:45 AM »
Long, low whistle of amazement. I am awestruck. Vgeh, you just joined a very small and select group of elite hikers. I imagine you could count the number of people that have accomplished the four peaks in one day on less than ten fingers. And those that have done it solo, on less than five. Well done!


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Re: Texas National Parks Trip Report 23-30 Dec, 2017 - Part 1
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 01:19:25 PM »
I went back and looked at the map and I guess you probably came across Pine Spring itself. I've never seen it running. Pretty cool.

 


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