Archives for the month of: September, 2013

Guadalupe Peak is Texas’s highest point at 8,751 feet. We slept in the parking lot at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and followed the Guadalupe Peak Trail about 8.1 miles round trip with 3,330 feet elevation gain. It took us 4 hours of moving time and 1 hour of resting time. Great hike.

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Louisiana’s high point is called Driskill Mountain and stands at a whopping 535 feet. It’s a 1.7 mile round trip hike from the church, and our 24th high point complete.

Next we did Signal Hill on Mount Magazine, which is Arkansas’s highest point at 2,753 feet. One mile round trip walk to the summit.

For our 21st state high point, we spent the night in the parking lot and in the morning, followed the half mile trail to the Missouri high point, Taum Sauk Mountain (1,772 ft).

After giving up on the idea of a beach break in Destin (rain all weekend), we decided to head north and grab some more state high points. We started with Woodall Mountain which is the highest point in Mississippi at 807 feet.