LONE MOUNTAIN (BREWSTER COUNTY)
LONE MOUNTAIN (Brewster County). Lone Mountain is a half mile north of the Big Bend National Park headquarters at Panther Junction in southern Brewster County (at 29°20' N, 103°12' W). The summit, at an elevation of 4,143 feet above sea level, rises 415 feet above the park headquarters. Lone Mountain is capped by a layer of igneous rock that protects the underlying soft shale from erosion. Soils on the mountain are shallow and stony and support live oak, piñon pine, juniper, and grasses. The mountain was named for its isolated position as the northernmost of the Chisos Mountains.
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