Guadalupe Reopens Summit Trail Following Floods

Guadalupe has reopened its backcountry following the floods.

There’s lots of dramatic photos of the floods. https://www.facebook.com/Highpointers/posts/10152229543814616


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Guadalupe Closed Indefinitely Due to Flooding

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The National Park Service issued this notice on Thursday, September 12, 2013:

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Gypsum Dunes Preserve Donated to Guadalupe National Park

The Nature Conservancy the 177-acre Gypsum Dunes Preservee to Guadalupe National Park. It is the second largest dune field in North America.


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Culture Map Guadalupe Peak

Culturemap has some very nice photos of Guadalupe Peak.


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Mark Legget Video of Guadalupe Climb


Here’s a Mark Legget account of climbing Guadalupe.


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Dog Canyon Closed in Guadalupe National Park Due to Fire

Dog Canyon on the northwest side of Guadalupe Peak in Guadalupe National Park is closed due to fires. Officials say the main trails to Guadalupe Peak are still open. It is identified as the cutoff fire in the federal site.. At this posting the fire has hit 9,841 acres and is being fought by 421. It notes wind speed is 51 mph.


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Texas Paper Recommends 8 Litres of Water For Guadalupe Climbs

A Star-Telegram editor who had to be rescued on Guadalupe after becoming dehydrated says that you need 8 liters rather than 4 liters of water for the trip.


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Backcountry Accidents: Four Peaks, Arizona and Franklin Mountains, Texas

Backcontry Accidents: Fatalitie in Four Peaks Wilderness in Arizona and Franklin Mountains of Texas.
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Texas Hiker in Helicopter Rescue After Jumping Mount Bonnell Fence May Face Fine


Austin is considering a $500 fine for hiker who jumped the fence on Mount Bonnell and had to be rescued by helicopter.
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Fatal Fall on Ron Coleman Trail in El Paso's Franklin Mountains


The Houston Chronicle reports a woman fell 100 feet while attempting to cross from McKelligon Canyon Park to the Franklin Mountains by El Paso.
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