Wilbarger and Hardeman. We have the opportunity to walk Wilbarger County as a regular event on May 19th at an event sponsored by a club out of Lawton, OK called Holy Family Walkers. Hardeman County is a Year Round Event (YRE) hosted by the Texas County Walkers.
The Wilbarger County event will be in the town of Vernon. The walk route will be around the town. Vernon is the county seat so we will pass the courthouse square. The flyer is online here if you live close and want to come walk with us. Click here for flyer: Vernon Event 5/19/2012
The Hardeman County walk is a YRE in the Copper Breaks State Park. The walk box is at the Ranger’s Station. Located just north of the Pease River Copper Breaks expands into the legendary wide-open spaces of Texas. The arid land has been eroded by the Pease River into a place of gullies, mesas and juniper breaks filled with wildlife. This area was home to Quanah Parker, son of Cynthia Ann Parker (who was kidnapped in 1836 at the age of 9) and Comanche Chief Peta Nocona. The 10K trail goes to the scenic overlook and back, then does Bull Canyon. It then heads thru the outback on Chris’s Link and another trail emerging at the windmill and a second campground. It then follows park road going thru this campground (restroom) and then back past the other campground to the Bull Canyon start point. Click here for flyer.
If you live near Quanah, TX, drop by the State Park Ranger Station and request the walk box. Register in the log book and take a set of directions. Complete the walk and you will have seen some great scenery.