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I have visited the highest peak in Texas, my home state, on many different occasions. Guadalupe Peak, located near El Paso on the border of New Mexico, rises from the surrounding desert to a height of 8,749 feet above sea level. The geography of the area is unique. The entire mountain chain is actually an ancheint reef from the era when the Permian Ocean covered the entire area and is part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The park safeguards the world's finest example of a fossilized reef, a surprisingly complex and unique assemblage of flora and fauna, and West Texas' only legally designated wilderness. The hike itself begins in a dusty desert but rises into mountain valleys covered with pine trees. This unique highpoint is beautiful and worth a trip. Make sure and stop by the nearby Carlsbad Caverns NP.

Guadalupe Peak with Rich, Lee, and Rick Drew
Guadalupe Peak with Rich, Lee, and Rick Drew
Guadalupe Peak with Ruchna
Guadalupe Peak with Ruchna
Guadalupe Peak with Tim
Guadalupe Peak with Tim

Map of US HighPoints
KEY: States: Green - summited, Yellow - attempted, White - Not visited
Dots: Green - State Lowpoint, Red - State Highpoint

 

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