10-21-2010 Pulliam Peak

Pulliam Peak is a mountain summit in Brewster County in the state of Texas. Pulliam Peak climbs to an elevation of 6,814 feet above sea level, and is located at latitude – longitude coordinates of N 29.293533 and W -103.294342.
Pulliam is one of the two main peaks that make up the northwestern rim of the Basin in Big Bend National Park. Pulliam, along with Vernon Bailey and Ward Mountain, were once a massive magma chamber called a Pluton that cooled at a relatively shallow depth, believed to be around 2000 feet under ground. This intrusion of magma is called the Chisos Mountains Pluton, and is estimated to have formed around 30 million years ago. Pulliam, being on the undeveloped side of the Basin, is very isolated, allowing wildlife to be much more prominent. Views from the top are unhindered to the west and north, giving a better view of this section of the park than from the much higher Emory Peak.


~ by myVelleity on October 21, 2010.

One Response to “10-21-2010 Pulliam Peak”

  1. nice capture, I like the toning.

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