Photos of Emory Peak Loop via Pinacles & Laguna Meadow

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,824 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

16 days ago

alrighty. this was my first major hiking trip ever and i did this loop by myself.
i am from the midwest and had very little. concept of what a desert hike is like.
it was BEAUTIFUL . however, i ran out of water after Emory Peak. thankfully I ran into some good people who could spare some.
there are some amazing views along the meadow trail.
i started at sunrise and it took me 6 bours because i sat for like 30 minutes at emory peak and took a few breaks in between.

this is bear country. be sure to bring a loud whistle or something noisy to scare them away especially if you are hiking by yourself.

if i do this again, i would do this trail backwards -chisos basin trail;emory;pinnacles;longmeadow.
having to hike through the basin at the end was hell but my perspective would probably be different if i was properly hydtraded.

it is a beautiful trek. bring way more water than you think and always prepare