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Pecos River Views

by
Brewster Hudspeth


8 Photos by Fiddle Blue
4 Photos by Charlene Beatty Beauchamp

Pecos River sign
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

Pecos 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
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

Photo 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, TX Hwy 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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