SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN. Sawtooth Mountain is in the Davis Mountains twenty-two miles northwest of Fort Davis in central Jeff Davis County (at 30°41' N, 104°14' W). It rises to an elevation of 7,686 feet above sea level, some 1,700 feet above the Rockpile, a mile northeast of the summit. On the mountain a surface of shallow, stony soils supports scrub brush and grasses. In 1941 engineers of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation discovered the name of Christopher (Kit) Carson carved on a huge boulder, with the date December 25, 1839, at the Rockpile.
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