As promised, here are a few pictures from our little jaunt out to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the panhandle with Kristi and Eric. We took the day off Friday and left DFW at around 6:30 in the morning. With the exception of a short pit stop in Wichita Falls, we made it all the way to the small town of Canyon, TX that’s just a few miles from the park. After a delectable Pizza Hut buffet and some admiring of West Texas A&M’s basketball arena (maybe they invited Coach Knight up from Lubbock to throw a chair at the ribbon for the grand opening) we headed on in to the park.
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Our campsite: coupla tents, coupla mountain bikes…quite standard really.
A great lookout in to the canyon from the Triassic Trail on Saturday. We went on a guided tour and learned some pretty interesting things about the park and had a nice morning hike. The best thing about this hike is that we were about five minutes late for the tour and so we were running to catch up. Somehow we took a wrong turn and ended up literally on the face of the cliff climbing up a very steep, very narrow, very overgrown path to get back up to the mesa. When we did arrive back at the top, we had to laugh at ourselves when we discovered that there was a nice little path running very near to the parking lot where we’d just left the car. What’s life without a little adventure?!
Ok, now I’m going to try something new that will be extremely cool if it works. For those of you with Google Earth, download this KML file to your desktop. Double-click it and it should launch Google Earth and take you to a placemark I created that is pointing right at our campsite! (you have to scroll down to the link that says “Click Here to Download”…right click and Save As…I’ll try to find a more convenient file host for future attempts) Hope it works and we hope you’re all well!