Archive for March 28th, 2011

A Cool Mountain Park

Monday, March 28th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

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

The unrelenting heat and humidity of summer turns many of us 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.

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

David Bischofhausen (bish-off-howzen) manages the Davis Mountains State Parks Complex.

30—I see people on the fourth of July I 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 I the flats. The lodge is right about five 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, and lost of vegetation…and lots of wildlife…and 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 when you log onto the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

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