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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 20, 2012
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The Spur is an outlaying formation west of the Elephant's Head, First Corridor, the Egg. And the other major formations of Texas Canyon. It consists of one large pyramid shaped crag and several smaller formations. The largest formation is nearly sixty feet in height. The rock is quite friable and loose even by Texas Canyon standards.

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Weather station 5.2 miles from here

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Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and supported after someone stabbed it with a stick and left it to whither and die. It's looking much better now.
Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and suppor...
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom.
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom.
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcropping west of the main formations of Texas Canyon.
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcroppi...
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After being abused twice this Opuntia stem just keeps bouncing back.
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After bei...
The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
The west face of The Spur.
The west face of The Spur.
The Spur.
The Spur.
Where there was one, now there are two. After rescuing this Opuntia stem that some twisted soul stabbed with a stick and left to die, someone has, again, tried to destroy it by breaking it in two, with a rock. Now there are two rescues.
Where there was one, now there are two. After resc...
Long distance view from The Spur.
Long distance view from The Spur.
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a different stem than the one that was vandalized and broken in half by some thoughtless Texas Canyon visitor.
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a differ...
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spur.
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spu...
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
The Spur formation in profile.
The Spur formation in profile.
The southern aspect of the Spur on a clear sunny bluebird day at Texas Canyon.
The southern aspect of the Spur on a clear sunny b...

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 3, 2012
We encountered a young Southern Pacific rattlesnake sunning itself at the base of the east face of The Spur today. I wondered when, with the summer-like weather we're having, our scaley friends would decide it was time to come out of bromination.

Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake