We headed out to Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX for some much needed time on the trails. We'd wrapped up everything on our to-do list, packed up the truck, and headed west from Austin.
Driving through Amarillo, high winds rocked the truck and sent tumbleweeds flying across the highway. When reaching the rim of the canyon, suddenly the earth falls away from you. A river has cut a canyon nearly 120 miles long, and up to 20 miles wide at some points. With the canyon walls rising up to 1,000 ft. on both sides, life is quiet and peaceful in Palo Duro.
At night the temperature would drop to the mid 20's with a 50+mph wind. We lined our hammocks with an emergency blanket and slept through the night as the wind rocked us. The milky way gave way for a warm sunrise up over the canyon ridge each morning, bringing the color out of the red sand stone walls.
We're already anxious to get back.
Get out there, and stay Wilde.