We are now in Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Texas). The park is great! The campgrounds are in the bottom of the canyon. The sun does not rise above the canyon walls until about 8:30 am and sun will set below the west wall early. We will be here for 5 days. Hiking and relaxing will be the primary activity.
Warning: Cell signal is VERY limited. We get one bar at best so even turning your head can drop a call. Because of this, communications are going to be limited this week.
The drive was a bit harrowing. There is a 10% grade and there are numerous tight switchbacks.
We do have really pretty views from our site.
From the canyon ridge the view was amazing. I was able to find our rig.
For those who visit here the largest predators are coyotes. There are no bears or mountain lions. Snakes are actually the bigger concern when hiking. Bug spray is a must. The flies are numerous and bite along with mosquitoes at this time of year.
We have had several roadrunners in the campground. This one let me get within 5 feet of him.
To end the day we went a "Star Party" presented by one of the park rangers. We all sat in a field as the ranger pointed out the constellations and planets. The milky way stretched across the sky and was impossible not to notice.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...