On this occasion, I wanted somewhere to hike that was less than a day away from home. I decided to revisit Caprock Canyons State Park and Palo Duro State Park in northwest Texas, camp a couple of nights, and see what developed.
I shot well on my drive, then set up camp at Caprock, this time in the Little Red tent camping area.
My campsite faced west. At night I heard coyotes, like when we camped at Chaco. Midnight at Caprock: the moon, crescent, and a bright star set in front of me. Above, all the stars there are. Behind me, the flickering orange of my camp fire. It is breezy and warm, and I don’t need my camp coat. It was a good night on the llano estacado.
I hiked so much in 24 hours that it felt like I’d been there a week.
The wind was insane in my tent at night. It kept me awake with the flapping of my tent, and blew sand in through the rain fly.
Trails I hiked: Canyon Loop, Eagle Point, Lower Canyon, Upper Canyon, and Haynes Overlook at Caprock, and The Lighthouse trail at Palo Duro.