A few weeks ago Donnette and I spent three days at Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas Panhandle. Being flatlanders, we found the scenery captivating. I hope these images are good enough to explain why.
The Interpretive Center at the park was a short distance west of our campground. It lies at the rim of a huge system of canyons extending toward the northwest and occupying a significant fraction of the park. Here is a view from that location .
Canon EOS 7D (22mm, f/16, 1/160 sec, ISO400)
The park road in front of the Interpretive Center goes eastward past our campground, turns down into the canyons above, and terminates at the South Prong Campground at the bottom of one of the deepest canyons in the park. The views from the canyon bottom are, of course, very different from those from the canyon rims. Here is one example. I find the vertical red rock structure on the right especially interesting.
Canon EOS REBEL SL1 (22mm, f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO400)
Our longest hike was on the Canyon Rim Trail which runs eastward from our campground. Much of the trail is along the rim of Holmes Creek Canyon, a much smaller canyon in a different section of the park from the scene in the first photo in this post. The photo below shows one of several views of the canyon seen from the trail.
Canon EOS REBEL SL1 (77mm, f/16, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Family plans limited our stay on this first visit to Caprock Canyons, but I anticipate a return visit to this fascinating park in the future.
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