Culberson County Highpoint Trip Report

Guadalupe Pk (8,749 ft)

Date: May 23, 2005
Author: Bob Bolton

We camped at Pine Spring Campground on Friday night, trying to sleep with the din of a college crowd not far enough away. Then, at about 2:30 AM, another group showed up and continued their loud talking as they walked right past our camp; they never did quiet down all night long.

The hike was great but quite hot on the descent. I was excited to spot a Hepatic Tanager in a high, green hollow not far from the summit area.

After returning to the rig, we headed north into New Mexico on our way to the Ruidoso area for our next objective, Sierra Blanca.