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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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This past November 9th was the next-to-the-last day of our great Southwest trip. Late in the afternoon we approached Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which I have the impression few people have heard of (in contrast to Texas’s only other national park, the well-known Big Bend). The greatest elevation in this park is atop Guadalupe Peak, which at an altitude of about 8750 feet (2667m) makes it the highest point in Texas. The National Park Service bills the Guadalupe Mountains as “the world’s premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era.”

Above is El Capitán, while below is a view off to the west.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 12, 2017 at 4:41 AM

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