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River Views


by
Brewster Hudspeth


8 Photos by Fiddle Blue
4 Photos by Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
Pecos River sign
Photos Courtesy
Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
& Denise Doud

What the Pecos River does; it does well. It separates vast expanses with its meandering course and seven counties use the river to mark their boundaries. It allows one to differentiate between Loving County and Reeves County, Ward from Reeves, Pecos County from Crane, Crockett from Pecos, and Crockett from Terrell County. This may not seem important to West Texas visitors, but take our word for it - it matters to the tax assessors.

Pecos River north of Sheffield
Pecos River North of Sheffield on I-10, East to Ozona
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue

River views at :

  • Reeves/Loving County Line
  • Reeves/Ward County Line
  • Pecos/Crockett County Line
  • Pecos/Crockett County Line
  • Pecos/Crane County Line
  • Crockett/Terrell County Line
  • Where Pecos/Crockett/Crane Meet

Unfortunately, the confluence of the Pecos and Rio Grande is now under water. The creation of Lake Amistad means that the shoreline of the lake extends up the river valley over 10 miles.


The Pecos at the Reeves / Loving County Line

Lost Towns of the Pecos - Arno, Orla, Portersville and Verhalen
Pecos River
Photos Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp

The Pecos at the Reeves / Ward County Line

West Texas Photographer Charlene Beatty Beauchamp, accompanied by Denise Doud risked life and limb to supply these photos from the Ward / Reeves County Line.

As you can see in the photos, the Pecos at this point is a fragile stream. The photo is taken on highway 18 - just West of Grandfalls.
Pecos River , Ward Reeves County line
Pecos River, Ward County Line
Photos Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp & Denise Doud
   

The Pecos at the Pecos / Crockett County Line

Our other photos of the Pecos come from Fiddle Blue, who caught the Pecos outside of Sheffield, Iraan and McCamey.

Fiddle, who traverses West Texas by motorcycle, also supplies photos of historic Castle Gap.

Pecos River between Iraan & Sheffield

The Pecos River

From low water crossing between Iraan and Sheffield
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue

Pecos River north of Sheffield
The Pecos River North of Sheffield on I-10, East to Ozona
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue
   

The Pecos at the Pecos / Crockett County Line
Pecos River south of McCamey
Pecos River South of McCamey, Texas Highway 305
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue
Pecos River East of Iraan
Pecos River East of Iraan, Hwy 190
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue
   

The Pecos at the Pecos / Crane County Line

Pecos River north of Imperial
Pecos River 3 miles north of Imperial, Texas
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue
   

The Pecos at the Crockett / Terrell County Line

Pecos River near Sheffield
Pecos River east of Sheffield, Hwy 290
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue
   

The River where Pecos / Crockett / Crane Meet

Pecos River west of McCamey, Texas
Pecos River 8 miles west of McCamey on Hwy 67
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue
Pecos River West of McCamey
Pecos River west of McCamey
Photo Courtesy Fiddle Blue

August 2001
John Troesser


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