The dramatic Guadalupe Mountains of rise up out of the Chihuahuan Desert in West Texas, harboring a surprising oasis of greenery in its valleys despite having virtually no water source. But the contrast between what these mountains are today and their beginning, eons ago, is a bit ironic. These rocky peaks were once a massive coral reef, teeming with marine life and cutting across a prehistoric inland sea. Even today, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a favorite spot for geologists to study the limestone layers of this reef that once was.
Hiking in Guadalupe Mountains National Park
My husband and I just moved from Arkansas to California, so we wanted to break up the long drive by stopping at a national park or two, and we decided to head to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We hadn’t even heard of...Read More