Guadalupe Peak, highpointing Texas

Last night I worked out at a gym that will remain nameless in Carlsbad. It claimed that it was a family fitness center, but perhaps it should have advertised itself as a fitness center for a family of meth addicts. I guess weight is weight and I got a good work out but you've never seen so much equipment left over from the 70s, it was like walking into a space time capsule. I took a shower and decided it was best to take my money and credit cards into the shower with me. The place was an old dance hall that hadn't been changed much.

I made it to the Guadalupe Mountain National Park the next morning and did my best to be the first one on the trail. I made it to the peak in a couple of hours, maybe a 3300 foot climb in a little over 3 miles. The PATC could learn something from this place, no trail markers, no nasty signage and a wonderful well positioned trail. I met people from Abilene, Idaho, California and Mexico. Here is a picture of the "Hike of the Month" club out of Carlsbad who were hamming it up for the camera, I was their group photographer at the summit.









I want you to take a look at this picture which is the 2007 US National Parks Pass:


Then I want you to take a look at this picture I snapped myself today:

3 comments:

kftondrick said...

Cham, Just think, for one brief shining moment you towered over everything in the great state of Texas. The very world was at your feet. With travel comes freedom.

tfg said...

God, chicks with ammo boxes are so hot. sn

Parker said...

The Park Service photo must have been photoshopped, huh? Perhaps they were there at the wrong time of year...