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Guadalupe Mountains - El Capitan Sunrise

Big Bend National Park

After driving an hour in the dark from Van Horn, Texas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, I pulled over in a turnout, then hiked up a trail to this view of El Capitan, the 8th tallest peak in the Lone Star State. I was unsure if the clouds would light up enough to make this photography trip worth while, but there was just enough of a crease on the horizon to allow for light to filter through and illuminate the details of morning sky. The color did not last long, but while it did, I enjoyed the show.