Hike Hancock Hill and write in the notebook left at The Desk. Back in 1981, three students decided to haul a school desk up to the top of the hill above the campus of Sul Ross State University. The Desk is now the endpoint of a 20-minute hike up Hancock Hill where visitors can sign the notebook kept in the desk as well as take in the spectacular view of the school and surrounding town. Take Entrance 4 at the college and drive to the uppermost parking lot by Mountainside Dormitory, find the trail and start climbing toward the pile of rocks at the top. From there, the trail to The Desk is easy to spot.