Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Devil's Hall Trail
Today Noelle, Kris, Kris' friend Mike, and I headed down into Texas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We had intended to attempt the hike up Guadalupe Peak, but when we got to the park we realized it was pretty windy and decided to hike to Devil's Hall instead. It was an easy hike, slightly uphill on the way to Devil's Hall.
We passed an interesting madrone tree.
In the shadiest sections of Pine Springs Canyon there was quite a bit of snow.
Soon we found ourselves at the "Hiker's Staircase". There was a nice view looking back down-canyon.
Our first visit to this area was almost 10 years ago!
Shortly after ascending the natural stairs we found ourselves in the the narrow Devil's Hall Canyon.
It hasn't changed much since our first visit in November of 2002.
We stopped at the end of the trail for a short break.
Noelle built a little snowman.
Then it was time to turn around and head back to the trail-head.