We drove the three hours from Altus to just outside of Amarillo for Palo Duro Canyon. But while we were there, of course, we needed to see historic Route 66. The Cadillac Ranch, the rundown buildings, the biker crowd. A small, but vibrant piece of America.
It was about sixty five degrees Fahrenheit outside of the canyon. Deep within, about a mile into our hike, the posed thermometer read nearly ninety-five degrees. It was a dry heat, the kind that sneaks up on you without you realizing it. I can't imagine what it must be like to do this hike in the dead [...]