Backpacking Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Backpacking Palo Duro Canyon State Park


Big wheel storm All right in the road end of the road pal River Canyon So here we are starting this trek out this Canyon is really historic if you look here and will Hopefully see some cool stuff out there But where do we head? Which way is it this way? Okay, so we’re gonna go out here for two days. We don’t have water though that we can filter So David’s carrying some I’m carrying some What is that thing He’s coming at me oh He swims on the top could that be a moccasin watch your pack? Okay Be careful you’re pretty high up there Nicely done and safely across with water Man we were hiking through this riverbed and David saw some pretty cool. That’s some petrified wood right here I Think thanks, man. The senior got here is unbelievably beautiful. Look at these skirts Very cool as we make our way around that Mesa. Yes a David saw this sitting on the ground this old bottle it’s completely full I Joked that it looked like Grey Poupon But if you look down here It’s actually French’s so it must have been mustard Yeah If you saw that thing do you see were they domesticated foxes and how quickly they did it? Five generations or something. All right even going almost four hours Probably went a little further and we meant to in the sense that we hit the end of the park There’s a bunch of fencing here and we still got to get on top of that Mesa Wood. It’s gonna be a challenge All right, it’s been quite a climb to get up this high and This is all we have left We’ll be at the top Feels good finish that come on Man after making it up those cliffs. We hiked across this little Mesa or plateau and found a cool little camp spot for getting set up right now as the sun’s starting to make its way down, but look at this view, so Nice We’re out here puffing some cigars Watch him foxes run around Watching the Sun go down over this Canyon. I Don’t think it gets better David just said it can it get nicer than this and I said, I don’t think he can’t big that No, it cannot Sipping a little red wine smoking cigars And guys we have not seen a single human since we got here and checked in with the Ranger There were some Germans at the trailhead who were trying to talk to us After that, not a single human. We saw one cow one Fox Well Suns going down you can see it storming way over there So we’re gonna get dinner going here So what I’m going to do tonight is some Shin ramen those Korean ramen noodles And actually brought an egg with me and it made it so we’ll be good The finished product check this out got egg and broth nice very lightweight Well, we’ll see others new tent works so we have a slight chance of rain tonight with thunderstorms And I think it might happen But it’s you know, we had dinner we set up and it’s starting to storm pretty good in West Texas these thunderstorm kind of scary Ball goes Take everything camping that Canyon their holy trying to find this Much I sit out here in Texas All right, we made it through the night through all those storms It seems real nice out now you’d never know how bad it was a few hours ago Well, I don’t know if there’s a better spot to drink coffee and After weather in that storm. We’re looking forward to sitting here and drinking something It’s so different out here too in just like three hours All right, we are loaded up and ready to get out we’re gonna leave camp here and it’s much later start than we expected But we didn’t even wake up till 10 o’clock because of that storm You ready to go dude? Let’s go. See what’s down in this canyon man Yes, sir. Oh the lightning strike. So guys in last night in the storm lotta rain lotta hail then big lightning and what’s crazy is we had one strike that when the light went out like as the lightning hit the Thunder was instantaneous and It looks like it hit a tree right down here on the edge about 40 yards from our channel But that’s coyote oh Cool see that double video Yeah, they weren’t that close They were like over like a canyon over I think We’re up on the capstone look at this view looking down into the canyon This is the rock. We’re looking for to try to find some slot canyon So we’re gonna follow this rim around try to find the slots Probably remanence the old ranch up here. We’re walking up to maybe Yep Jonah cactus What is that other one it’s uh We think we’re heading down here That spot where the slot games are. We’ve hiked probably two and a half hours today to get over here So we’ll see all right, it’s lunch time we found a little shade We’re eating some food. And I think we’re gonna go make some discoveries. Oh Yeah, we got a shed Look at that dude little this is years old shows you how little traffic this place kids. Yeah It’s been here a little while man. And I think they get eaten eventually too. They eat them back for the calcium You can see how this thing was been fighting other bucks. It’s worn and Do that is the fastest-growing bone on the planet. Mm-hmm. That is awesome. Dude. Let me see that. Yeah So cool. Oh we are there. Look at this. We are looking for slot canyons man. This is awesome What a cool little feature, dude All right, we are at that layer of stone we’ve been looking for check this out Hoo doos from the same stone Now the rule Gila rock You couldn’t make slate roof tile out of that I wonder if that’s how they used to do slate All right Let’s keep going Good thing they’re waterproof boots Yes on the plateaus I Think we’re getting here That would be amazing this looks so cool Okay, that is a slot though Do we found one let’s get down in there Just be careful that there’s no drops. Yeah, but I say we take a look man, how cool is this I Don’t want to get too you Know we did it we found the slots This is definitely a slot canyon that you said it there’s a little pool here and then it goes just a waterfall, okay? All right, I’m not going any further let’s go find a cooler one This Buzzard just keeps checking on us like we’re gonna give him something to eat Careful see the big overhang. Yeah. Oh you get nastily get your shit. Alright Don’t look down That was sitting there just like this that logs like breaking apart. Yeah, that’s awesome. Petrified wood really just sitting there. Yeah It was just like this is fossilized stuff There’s a whole bunch of hogs up here These are those wild dogs of Texas. We maybe shouldn’t skip them. They’re gonna sprint the second they see is you think Okay That’s a big ol dog it’s two of them in line you think so Wow they grouped up Good dude if we had a damn gun We are almost back camping Well, it’s morning a day three and We hike so far to get back last night. We didn’t really film anything for dinner or any of that stuff while we were cooking But it’s a great morning out. Look at that Yeah, I think we’re gonna pack try to get back to the car to get water and figure out what the rest is All right, we are pretty much packed up ready to go We’ve got just a little bit of water left we’re gonna ration what we can try to make a sensible plan to get back To the car and then we can cook. Yeah So wasn’t that bad? Find the car I Know this could be a spot man Recently washed out. Oh, we’re down on the flats. Just ran into our first backpacking group on day three We started on top of that RIM about an hour ago, made it all the way down. It’s kind of crazy Maybe more than an hour in Three days later, here. We are You

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