Last Stop, Palo Duro Canyon

Oct. 1-5, 2012

We’re back in Texas, a little south of Amarillo in one of our favorite state parks, Palo Duro Canyon. We often stay here on the return trip when travelling west or north of Texas. Its an excellent park to relax in, as the scenery is pretty, the campgrounds are generally quiet, cell service is poor to non-existent, and there’s not that much else to do save for the occasional hike or bike ride. It’s the perfect place to reflect on our journey and prepare ourselves for the transition back to “normal” life.

We did get out today, our last day here, to do our favorite hike in the park, the Lighthouse trail. Its about 6 miles round trip, and surprisingly seems easier and easier each time we hike it.

This is the lighthouse formation the trail is named for.

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The views from the lighthouse are pretty good.

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And the plateau at the base of the lighthouse comes complete with a built-in lunch spot.

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Tonight is our last night here and our last night on the road. They have just lifted a months long fire ban, so we will be able to celebrating our last night by burning the last of our wood supply (most of which we’ve been hauling since Denali) and finishing off the last of the s’mores makings. A fitting end to a great trip.

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