day 03

waking up the third morning

on an outcropping of caliche above palo duro canyon

packed up camp and climbed down

bright yellow, orange and red mounds that make up the canyon walls.

a truly a bizarre eroded landscape against the perfectly blue sky.

back on the road across the panhandle

into new mexico

stopped for a homemade sign advertising a pecan harvester

surrounded by industrial salvage

met a man named ben.

we talked for a hour about machine tools


his religious beliefs

and his sex life.

77 years of storytelling

200 miles to white sands

white sands

arrived minutes before sunset

permit office was closed

snuck into backcountry