El Capitan and Guadalupe Peak as viewed from the Guadalupe Pass area by Bartlett in 1850
on his journey by stage and wagon from San Antonio to El Paso, Texas (from a wood-block
engraving in Bartlett, 1854). It gives some sense of the towering beauty and physical

hardships presented by this area for early travellers and settlers.

 


Guadalupe Mtns. geology —— Scholle home page —— NM Bureau staff page —— NM Bureau main page