YE MESA. YE Mesa is twelve miles northwest of the Persimmon Gap Ranger Station and nine miles west of U.S. Highway 385 in central Brewster County (at 29°47' N, 103°20' W). At its highest point the mesa's elevation is 5,385 feet above sea level, 2,065 feet higher than the LWB Ranch, 1½ miles north. The shallow, stony soils support scrub brush and grasses. The mesa was named for the YE cattle brand used by Clyde and L. F. Buttrill, who ranched in the area in the late nineteenth century.