There are no two ways around it: I-40 through the Texas panhandle is a beast. That’s primarily because there are no two ways around it.

We learned a few things camping and hiking in Palo Duro Canyon. For instance, Texas is huge. Canyons are deep. And turkeys are jerks.

Selecting Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Palo Duro Canyon State Park as destinations for this road trip was based on geography, geology, and convenience.

Two architects, an artist, and an eccentric walk into a bar…