GAIL MOUNTAIN. Gail Mountain, also known as Gail Peak, is just west of Gail in central Borden County (at 32°46' N, 101°27' W) and is probably named after Gail Borden. The mountain was possibly at one time called Mount Jake, after one Jake Auger, a soldier who served with Ranald S. Mackenzie in 1874. The peak, with a height of about 2,900 feet above mean sea level, rises 342 feet above nearby Gail. The local terrain consists of moderately steep slopes with locally high relief, and the soils are erodible, shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.

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