I'm going down to the bay today for a " day at sea level " for tomorrows post
a good shot of "Blue Mountain" it's one of our landmarks. always tells me the cabin is close. The elevation little over 7200 feet
Same "Blue Mountain" different angle off 166 , It's name befitting . during the rainy season as the trees get dark green the hue of the mountain appears to be blue in color.
This formation called "Point of Rock" , it's got a county park and rest stop at the base right off the highway. also an historical marker with the same name, I'll do a segment about the history next trip out.During my arrival in Ft Davis 1995' this was one of my favorite local attractions.
A tighter zoom and a glimpse of some of the county park / rest stop. I love to stop here late in the evenings during spring and fall months, extremely cool place to explore and easy to access.
There is a section of highway 17 just north of Ft Davis with some great formations , Gumo I know you have seen this before.
This one below is a lot like a formation down south to Terlingua called Willow Mountain 3700 feet , same type extrusion and similar in looks , just this elevation here is around 5000 feet.
The barrage of signs upon arriving into Ft Davis coming in on 17. If you ever visit i strongly suggest you take 4 or so hours and do the 166 Scenic Loop , the 50 + mile loop is a camera bug's (like us) pot of gold ! Take a little extra time to go up to the McDonald scoops at the top of Mt Loch, this will take up a good part of your day ,my advice is to start early. expect a 4 to 6 hour day and pack a lunch and bring an ice chest , for the many stops available for taking a break , pictures , etc.
Welcome to Downtown Ft Davis , all these photos were take just after the Fourth of July 09. This little town really turns into a giant during the celebration. fireworks , parade , street dance I think you get the idea. I love small town USA.
A good shot of the newly remodeled county court house .
On the way home from Balmorhea we took a few shots on the way back to the hideout along 17 . We had gone to the swimming hole that day so here ya go. There are several passes on this 34 mile trip including "Wild Rose Pass". for another day