PANTHER MESA. Panther Mesa is near Pine Mesa on the northern edge of the Glass Mountains twenty-five miles southwest of Fort Stockton in southwest Pecos County (at 30°34' N, 103°09' W). It is between U.S. Highway 67 on the west and U.S. Highway 385 on the east. The summit rises to an elevation of 4,206 feet. As the land rises from flat and undulating to rolling with local escarpments and rock outcrops, the soils vary from deep, fine sandy loams to shallow and stony over limestone and limy earths. The vegetation changes from stands of gray oak, piñon, and alligator juniper to scrub brush, sparse grasses, creosote bush, and cacti.
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