Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Peak

Southwest face of Guadalupe Peak (center) and El Capitan (right)
Elevation8,749 feet (2,667 metres)
LocationCulberson County Texas, USA
RangeGuadalupe Mountains
Prominence3,029 ft (924 m)
Coordinates
Topo mapUSGS Guadalupe Peak 31104-H7
Easiest routehike
Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. It is located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, part of the Guadalupe Mountains range in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas.

The peak may be climbed on a maintained trail during any time of the year, although snow may linger in winter and storms and wind may make the journey hazardous. On the summit is a stainless steel pyramid erected by American Airlines in 1958 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Butterfield Stage, whose route passed south of the mountain. One side of the pyramid has the American Airlines logo. The second side displays a U.S. Postal Service tribute to the Pony Express Riders of the Butterfield Stage. The third side displays a compass with the logo of the Boy Scouts of America. A summit register contained in a metal ammunition box is located at the base of the pyramid.

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El Capitan is a peak in Texas, USA. It lies within the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is the eighth-highest peak in Texas, and is considered the "signature peak" of West Texas.
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summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically speaking, a summit is a local maximum in elevation.
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Culberson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 2,975. It is named for David B. Culberson, a lawyer and Confederate soldier in the American Civil War. The seat of the county is Van Horn6.
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State of Texas

Flag of Texas Seal
Nickname(s): Lone Star State
Motto(s): Friendship.
Before Statehood Known as
The Republic of Texas

Official language(s) No official language

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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
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A mountain range is a chain of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers.
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The Guadalupe Mountains are a mountain range located in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. The range includes the highest summit in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 ft (2667 m)
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prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks.
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it.
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climbing route is a path by which a climber reaches the top of a mountain, rock, or ice wall. Routes can vary dramatically in difficulty and, once committed to that ascent, can be difficult to stop or return. So, choice of route can be critically important.
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Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in rural or wilderness areas.

The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries, but there are differences in usage.
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State of Texas

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Nickname(s): Lone Star State
Motto(s): Friendship.
Before Statehood Known as
The Republic of Texas

Official language(s) No official language

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Location Texas, USA
Nearest city Carlsbad, New Mexico
Coordinates
Area 86,416 acres (350 km²)
Established September 30, 1972
Total visitation 174,157 (in 2006)
Governing body
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The Guadalupe Mountains are a mountain range located in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. The range includes the highest summit in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 ft (2667 m)
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State of New Mexico

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Nickname(s): Land of Enchantment / Tierra del Encanto
Motto(s): Crescit eundo

Capital Santa Fe
Largest city Albuquerque
Largest metro area
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AA ICAO
AAL Callsign
AMERICAN
Founded 1930 (as American Airways)
Hubs Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
O'Hare International Airport
Miami International Airport
Lambert-St.
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Butterfield Stage may refer to two different stage companies:
  • Butterfield Overland Mail operated by John Butterfield for the US Post Office.
  • Butterfield Overland Despatch operated by D.A. Butterfield across the central Great Plains.

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United States Postal Service

Government agency
Founded 1776
Headquarters Washington, D.C.

Key people John E. Potter, Postmaster General
Industry Courier
Products First Class mail, Domestic Mail, Logistics
Revenue $72.
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Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the United States, it was founded in 1910 as part of the Scout Movement. It is believed that over one hundred million Americans have been members.
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