- 3 1/4 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Felt backing
- With soft fleece pouch
- In clear-vinyl covered box
Elevation: 8,749 ft.
Coordinates: N31° 53' 28'' W104° 51' 36''
Location: Texas, USA
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Once a vast tropical ocean, millions of years of powerful winds and water have carved the rugged and dramatic character of the Guadalupe Mountain range, leaving some of the finest examples of marine fossil reef on earth. Remote and wild, Guadalupe Peak stands as the highest peak in Texas and is still one of windiest places in the nation, so hikers take heed!
The complexity of the geography allows unique life zones to shelter a staggering number of plants and animals.
The hidden seeps and springs have lured people into these mountains for thousands of years. And thanks to the efforts of Wallace Everette Pratt, early petroleum geologist and dedicated conservationist, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established in 1966.