Thursday, March 11, 2010

The long view from Smith Spring Trail, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The Smith Spring trail is one of our favorites in the region, because of the diversity of views, its history and hiking it is just plain fun.  This is just one of the views of the desert floor from the trail.  To see a full slideshow, click here.  

To learn more about this 2.3 mile hike and the other trails in the park, click here.

To learn more about Guadalupe Mountains National Park, click here.

2 comments:

swamericana said...

Fine blog. I want to hike the Smith Spring Trail. Would be a good time to do so in the spring. Beautiful photographs of Texas. I quoted you and cited your blog.

Beth said...

Yes, spring is a FINE time to hike this trail. Actually, it can be fun to hike in the winter, because sometimes ice forms in the shade near the spring itself. And did you catch that word, "shade?" Yes, trees have grown up around the source of natural water, so in the summer, it can be hot in the open desert portions of the trail, you can take refuge in the wooded area by the spring itself and be quite cool.