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MOUNT ORD. Mount Ord is eleven miles southeast of Alpine in northwestern Brewster County (at 30°15' N, 103°31' W). Its summit, at an elevation of 6,803 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in the Del Norte Mountains, rising some 1,600 feet above State Highway 118, four miles west. Mount Ord is a cuesta peak, meaning it has a gentle slope on one side and a steep slope on the other, capped by igneous trachyte. The lava cap breaks off abruptly on the eastern and northeastern side of the mountain, surmounting the steep cuesta face. Soils in the area are shallow and stony and support Douglas fir, Arizona cypress, ponderosa pine, aspen, maple, and madrone. The peak is named for Gen. Edward O. C. Ord.
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