Hancock Hill-The Desk, Texas

Prominence: 0 ft, 0 m

Elevation: 4800+ feet, 1463+ meters

Approx. Isolation: 0.21 mi, 0.34 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 4800 - 4840 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)30° 22' N, 103° 39' W
30.371, -103.644 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionBrewster

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The "Hancock Hill - The Desk" is a very popular destination for its historical reason.
The Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX. adorns the south-bottom slopes of Hancock Hill - its numerous summits, offering great views of the area, can be easily accessed by a network of unmarked trails.
In 1981 3 students looking for a quite place to study carried a steel desk to one of the summits. Over the years "The Desk" has become folk-lore and today students, locals and tourists alike climb to "The Desk". A notebook is in the desk drawer for the vistor's comments - the filled note books are kept in the University's Library.
The original desk is in the lobby of the Library.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 0 ft/0 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 40 ft/12 m
  Key Col: 4800 ft/1463 m
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   Distance: 0.21 mi/0.34 km
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Hancock Hill-Northeast Peak  (NW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Southwest Basins and Ranges
Range4: Trans-Pecos Texas Ranges
Range5: Big Bend Ranges
Range6: West Big Bend Ranges
Drainage BasinsPecos
Rio Grande
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapAlpine South O30103c6 1:24,000
Data SourcePartially verified user peak addition
This peak was submitted to the database by Ben Lostracco.

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