Mountains may not be the first thing that comes to mind about Texas, but the Davis Mountains are a tall sky island in the vast, flat desert of West Texas. The highest peak is Mount Livermore at 8,383 feet, the fifth-highest point in Texas. In this week's Grand Adventure, while staying at Davis Mountain RV Park we explore the Davis Mountains and their surroundings including Davis Mountains State Park, the McDonald Observatory, the fascinating Fort Davis National Historic Site, and the towns of Fort Davis and Marfa.
Filmed: September 26 - October 1, 2021
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- 0:00 Intro
- 1:22 Davis Mountains State Park
- 3:13 McDonald Observatory
- 4:20 Fort Davis, Texas
- 5:52 Davis Mountain RV Park
- 8:16 The Dyrt PRO
- 8:53 Fort Davis National Historic Site
- 13:15 Marfa, Texas
- 17:11 Wrap-up
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Davis Mountains State Park https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains
- McDonald Observatory https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/
- Fort Davis, Texas https://fortdavis.com/
- Fort Davis National Historic Site https://www.nps.gov/foda
- Marfa, Texas https://visitmarfa.com/
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