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Old 07-06-2014, 04:23 PM   #31
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wont be long before its time to head back to trf
We're already making our plans!!!!
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:51 PM   #32
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Three months all ready have tickets thanks to there May special still time for a couple more trips to state parks
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:04 AM   #33
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Picked up a handful myself during the sale a little while back.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:50 AM   #34
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Great report. I always thought it would be hotter out there in the summer. I need to get there this year.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:34 AM   #35
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Caprock Canyon State Park.

Temp rest of week never got over the low 90's managed to hike three of the trails and clime to the top of the canyon rim, great view.
Our first trip there we didn't take nearly enough water for summer hiking, and were borderlined heat stroked by the time we got back to camp. After that we bought camelbacks!

Love Caprock and Palo Duro Canyon SP's. Your trail pics had me smiling.

We're heading out to Ft. Parker SP near Waco in the near future, it's been a few years since our last visit.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:02 AM   #36
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Interesting strata in those pics. What made those nearly evenly spaced white layers?

The red and white layers would remind me of a red velvet cake if I were camped there. But then *everything* reminds me of some kind of food lately... Need more self control than I have.


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Old 07-07-2014, 11:58 AM   #37
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I can't say for sure about that rock, but there is a lot of tuff in that area of Texas. Some places in the region have small "dunes" of the soft rock. It is typically white or light colored, sometimes specked with aggregates.

From Wikipedia

"Tuff (from the Italian tufo) is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption."


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Old 07-07-2014, 12:15 PM   #38
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Here is what the park web site says

With a downcutting action, tributary drainages of the Little Red River have exposed geologic layers in the park down to the Permian age Quartermaster formation, formed approximately 280-250 million years ago. These layers are commonly referred to as “red beds” because of the red coloration of their constituent shales, sandstones, siltstones and mudstones. Each of the geologic ages exposed by this headwater drainage erosion is characterized by different colorations including shades of red, orange and white. The park’s steep and colorful canyons and bluffs are the breathtaking result of this powerful natural process

To me the white bands appeared to be a type of very soft white sand stone but could easly been ash I'm no geologist, very brittle with very definded grain up close it was very pretty white with red streaks running through it. The river bed was covered in pieces that had broken off and were very easly to break with your hands. Thought they would look very nice cleaned up and sealed with sometype of clear polymer and made into a paper wieght.

Had to be carefull on the Haynes Ridge overlook trail as the stone easly broke under foot and hand making the hike more challenging that it first appeared.

The area is far enough away from cities and towns that there is very little light polution and made for some wonderfull star and moon glazing through my telescope.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:21 PM   #39
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I'd go with what the park says then vs a lowland forest dweller.
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Just back from Cleburne state park a short over night trip got there around 11:30 Monday and left 11:10 today. short hike but even that my knee did not like. Swimming in Cedar lake was fine Jake really gets his lab on in the water worries me he might swim to far out. Lots of wild life the deer came right down in to the camping area.

The park is small built by the CCC in the 1930's labor day it was pretty packed not only with campers by day trips being only half hour from both Dallas and Fort Worth. But by 7 it had pretty much thinned out. very quiet for being so close to the metroplex.
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