Monday, May 4, 2015

Skyline Drive - 05/04/15 - Fort Davis, TX

Monday – May 4, 2015
Skyline Drive
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis, Texas

We drove the Skyline Drive today. The entrance to the Skyline Drive begins within the campground. It is a steep, winding, paved road that takes the visitor to the top of the mountain at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The route is about 2 miles in length and we were surprised to see a few people walking it, one of them was an enterprising older man, with only one leg, on crutches!

The view at the top of the mountain overlooks other mountain vistas, grazing land, cattle ranches and the town of Fort Davis far off in the distant valley below.

It was quite windy at the top of mountain, with wind gusts probably in the area of 30 mph. Quite a contrast from the campground, about 1,000 feet below, where the wind was relatively calm.

During our evening walk through the campground we met a very nice couple, Paul and Susan from North Carolina. They just started full-timing in a Class C motorhome, after selling their home near the city of Charolette. They were eager for information on where to camp and places of interest to visit. We shared with them some of our recommendations as well as providing them with the link to our blog. We wished them safe travels as they embark on their journey of a lifetime.

As the day came to an end, a large, dark, moisture-laden cloud appeared overhead, releasing a few sprinkles of rain. Soon thereafter, a double rainbow appeared.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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