We stayed an extra day after the wedding to hike in the Palo Duro Canyon. The temperatures crested 100ºF on our six mile shadeless walk, but we had a great time nonetheless.
Usually visiting Texas at Thanksgiving, Easter, or in the summer, I had never seen the canyon so green before. And seeing the prickly pear in bloom was also a treat. Additionally, we saw road runners, lizards galore, as well as rabbits. I enjoy the shape of the landscape as well as the variation of colors in the strata of sediment.
Check out here my photos of a lovely hot hike in what I think of as the best of the panhandle in Texas besides the people.