you are gazing toward mexico, the Rio Grande, and Santa Elena Canyon. Also appearing in the photograph (from left to right) are Trap Mountain, Goat Mountain, Kit Mountain, Tulu Mountain, Burro Mesa, Little Christmas Mountain and Christmas Mountain. Fourteen air-miles away, Santa Elena canyon appears to be a small gap in the mesa, but towers with 1500 foot limestone walls above the Rio Grande river.
The spear like plant surrounding the overlook is sotol, a member of the lily family. Sotol thrives on cooler, north-facing terrain, midway between the desert and the mountains.
panoramic of Sotol Vista captured March 2018 in Big Bend National Park, Texas.
Nikkor 14-24mm (f/2.8)