Rain On The Mountain 001223
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Jeff Davis County in the Davis Mountains of west Texas, a rugged mountain ridge juts into the cloudy sky behind a tree and cactus-covered mountain that is moist from recent rain.
The Davis Mountains host a wide variety of flora and fauna. With historic Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory, and the Hobby Eberly Telescope there is much to see and do in the area.
"As one travels west on I-10 or I-20, out of the vast desert, on the horizon, slowly rises the purple mass of the Davis Mountains, the largest mountain chain entirely within Texas. Elevations range from 3,500 to 8,000 feet as they rise above the Chihuahuan desert. The mild climate and volcanic soils support a most biologically diverse selection of mountain flora and fauna.
The mountains receive more rain than the surrounding Trans-Pecos area and therefore have vegetation not found in the desert lowlands, such as piÂ¤on pine, black cherry, alligator juniper, live and dwarf gray oak, yellow and limber pine and the unusual and rare Madrone tree. The fall colors truly rival the best of northern and eastern states."
May 15th, 2021
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