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Hiking Carlsbad Caverns & Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (Regional Hiking Series) Paperback – May 1, 2005
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico is renowned for its amazing system of limestone caves, but it also rewards those who traverse the aboveground trails with striking desert scenery. The neighboring Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas is also blessed with spectacular trails, offering hidden retreats in narrow canyons and breathtaking vistas from atop huge escarpments. Uncrowded and remote, both parks offer superb hiking in unique environments. Hiking Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks is the only comprehensive guide to all thirty-six trails—both underground and aboveground—in these two national parks. From deep caverns to high peaks and backcountry canyons, these parks provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience.
Whether you’re seeking an underground exploration or a backcountry hiking adventure, let Hiking Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks be your guide.
Look inside to find:
• Desert, subterranean,and backcountry hiking information
• Hiking descriptions, difficulty ratings, and trail lengths
• Easy-to-read maps and clear directions
• Special regulations for camping and horseback riding
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1) The 1996 edition had legible photocopies of the appropriate sections of the detailed Trails Illustrated topographic maps for each hike. The new edition has only very rough "contour" maps, with each contour corresponding to about a thousand feet. I don't know for sure because they're not labelled. They look sort of like those old wooden plate relief maps Scouts made for merit badges, sometimes seen in museums in visitor centers. The new maps also lack the trail mileages the T.I. maps had.
2) The graphs that charted elevation change on the hike, mile by mile, have been eliminated.
3) Also, the summary of elevation change over the course of the hike at the beginning of each hike description have been eliminated as well.
These are the substantive changes. Mr. Schneider's original text, pretty much intact, mentions elevation change at various points so information relating to that aspect is not missing altogether. But I now have to recommend that users of this book ALSO buy the Trails Illustrated maps of these parks.
Other changes don't matter so much. The first edition carried a two page piece called "the Grand Creation", about the formation of the caves in the Guadalupe Reef. This was an extract from "Silent Chambers, Timeless Beauty". Now's its gone. But it was just extra weight on the trail, anyway. But you know, I think the NEW edition is heavier!
Finally, not that it matters, and I'm sure that the mistake is not Bill Schneider's, rather that of the person doing graphics for Globe Pequot Press, the photograph on the cover was NOT taken in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, but in Big Bend National Park, I think from the Lost Mine Trail. At least they got the state right.
You're better off with the old edition, but this one will do if you can't get it.
By the way, here's a tip not in the book: Mr. Schneider makes reference to the particular beauty of the Guadalupe Ridge Trail in the early morning; this trail starts on the Scenic Loop Drive in Carlsbad Caverns NP. Keep in mind that the Scenic Loop Drive is GATED, and is not opened till some time between 7 and 8 o'clock. At least when I visited in late 2004. So if you want to get out there early, inquire with the National Park Service ahead of time.