Guadalupe Mountains

Canceled December 28, 2011

In the northwest corner of Texas are the grand views of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We hiked in the summer snow along the Devil’s Hall Trail. The Guadalupe peak of 8749 feet above sea level was adjacent to us. No trail was viable since snow covered the path. Therefore, we gingerly stepped in footsteps. However, solitude surrounded us. We saw no other humans or animals.

Conversely, on our way back to the trailhead, we discovered mountain lion and mule deer tracks. Either the lion was hunting the deer or we were being followed. In either case, we were tense and vigilant. Luke’s pocket knife probably would not have helped much, but it made him feel better carrying in his hand as we trudged through the snow. In the end, we ended up seeing nothing but footprints.


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