I am way behind in blog posts…We are no longer in Big Bend National Park..
We are no longer in Texas…but that’s another story.
I want to show you photos from our hike up Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park.
What a hike!
Jeff and I hiked some of this trail four years ago.
We hiked Laguna meadows, the Colima trail to South rim and back down the Pinnacle trail.
This time we decided to hike up the Pinnacle trail to Mt. Emory then take the Colima trail to Laguna meadows and back down to the car.
Below is the view on our drive to the trailhead.
I used my Bad Elf to track our route..We thought it was just going to be a 12 mile hike..ended up being 15.
Our hike started at the Chisos basin trailhead.
The trail wasn’t as bad as I remembered it.
I am pointing to the peak we will be hiking to…
As we gain elevation we start to get some nice views.
I am very slow going up hill.
Then uphill we go..
The Pinnacle trail meets Emory Peak trail….
This was indeed a workout..
See the solar panel on the upper left…some people climb the rock to that point.
see the people below me…
It felt good to be able to climb this peak..well, just shy of the summit… The extra five feet or so to the summit was a bit too frightening for me to climb .. it would have been a rock scramble to get there with shear drops around me.
We hung out had lunch and chatted with the others at the peak.
See the trail cutting through the mountain on the left side…
We take the Colima trail.
and it seems longer than what I had expected..
thinking it should be all downhill ..
I was exhausted!
15 miles ~ done!!
Jeff and I agreed there is no need to repeat this hike..
at least not the Emory Peak part.
We might still hike to South Rim..of course by the time we get back to Big Bend, we may be too old and need to take the escalator to the top!