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Wind turbines march across the West Texas mesas. By Michael Amador

From top of Scenic Mountain in Big Spring State Park at the northern edge of the Edwards Plateau, it’s easy to understand why so many historic trails have converged here. First, the big spring for which the area is known has long offered the only reliable source of water for 60 miles in any direction. Second, this mountain provides a vantage point from which to keep an eye on whatever is moving on the plains below.



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