Archive for March 15th, 2007

Davis Mountains State Park – Weather

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Spring is that ephemeral expanse of time between our unpredictable winters and our all-too- predictable summers.

The unrelenting heat and humidity of summer turns many Texans into prisoners of indoor air conditioning. Yet, imagine if you can, a place in our great state where in July people wear sweaters and light jackets to protect themselves against the chill of the night air. Is this just some beautiful dream? No, my friends, it’s the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

One thing nice about the Davis Mountains is you can’t beat the weather.

David Bischofhausen manages the Davis Mountains State Park Complex.

I see people on the fourth of July in the park having to wear sweatshirts because it gets so cool at night. It’s generally dry and usually – you know – ten to fifteen degrees cooler up in the mountains than it is down in the flats. The lodge is right about 5-thousand feet in elevation. Park headquarters is about 49-hundred — so we go up from there.

We’re in the foothills of the Davis Mountains. So, we’re definitely in a sky island with lots of vegetation and lots of wildlife. Just a beautiful place. And, some people don’t think there are mountains in Texas…you come out here and it’s just unbelievable. I mean it’s just gorgeous.

So when you can’t stand the heat…head to the mountains.

Learn more about Davis Mountain State Park.

That’s our show for today…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti