The Spur from the east.
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.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
3 Total Routes
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Opuntia basilaris stem that was rescued and suppor...
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom.
The Spur, a seldom visited, but secluded outcroppi...
The vandalized Opuntia sprouts new life. After bei...
The Spur in the distance, from the Heart Wall.
The west face of The Spur.
Where there was one, now there are two. After resc...
Long distance view from The Spur.
Looking good. That stem almost looks like a differ...
A perched boulder, below the north face of The Spu...
Wildflowers on the approach to the Spur.
The Spur formation in profile.
The southern aspect of the Spur on a clear sunny b...
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