Fortress Rim ~ Palo Duro Canyon (Texas) 17-May-2017

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Texas

For our second hike at Palo Duro Canyon in West Texas, we zeroed in on what the  March 2017 Backpacker article had said about the big views available from Fortress Rim on the east side of the canyon.  The Rim is 800 feet above the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River and from it you can see up and down almost the entire canyon.  Unlike yesterday, with its constantly shifting mix of clouds and sun, today was utterly cloudless and clear.  It was even a little cooler and less humid than the day before – perfect weather for taking in expansive views from the Rim.

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