Monday, October 22, 2007
Top of Texas
At about 8,700 feet elevation you will find this structure marking the highest point in the state of Texas. The hike to get there was a little over 4 miles and 3,000 feet of elevation. That was a bit much in the thin air, or maybe I am getting old. I like to think it was the thin air!
The grade was steep most of the way but the scenery and its changes were nice. Winding along the trail you were in desert terrain at one point and then right around a bend you were in the shaded side and in the trees. It was a welcome contrast.