09-Jun-2001 -- This is a great part of Texas with hills, winding roads and clear blue-green
streams. This area is fairly dry, covered with limestone,
cactus, live oak trees, and juniper bushes. Since this is ranch country and
there are relatively few people, wild animals such as turkey, deer, and coyote
can often be seen. For off-season hunting some ranches have
exotic deer from Africa, and the day I took these pictures
I came across a ranch that had camel.
Picture 0 unfortunately is too close for the camera but you can see the the
limestone and juniper.
Picture 1 is aimed East towards the confluence point somewhere on the far hill.
Picture 2 is one of may clear streams in the area and along the way.
Picture 3 is taken along the nearest public road SW of the confluence.
Since ranches are often remote and cover large areas its pretty difficult to
find the owner. So yes I trespassed for several miles while on route towards
the confluence point. Because of the rugged terrain I quit after about 90 minutes
of cliffs, streams, cactus and brush. I realized it would be an all day expeditition
that I was not prepared for. Since I live about 900 miles from this area I can't
say when I'll try it again.