And if you can spare 30 minutes, sit back and enjoy this lovely documentary, shot on the ranch over two days in 2005 which I found on Google video. Complete with 'Big Country' music, it is a wonderful record of ranching and the environment in this part of Texas.
The 'La Escalera' website has also answered a question which has been puzzling me for a few days. Here and there in ranch country Texas I have been seeing patches like this and wondered what they were ......... and I am now thinking that this might be the explanation.
20 miles north of La Escalera, Mark ended the day at Fort Stockton