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Why I Love State Parks

Irene Ogeto

Black Hiking Queen (blogger, social media influencer)

MY FIRST outing was to Ray Roberts Lake State Park, but my favorite state park is Caprock Canyons.

Two years ago, my boyfriend and I planned to do the South Prong Trail but ended up hiking almost 10 miles around the loop. We started at sunset, so it got really dark, a little scary because I’d never hiked at night before.

Funny enough, we almost ran right into a bison in the middle of the road. It was so dark, we couldn’t see the body, but their eyes kind of light up. And I was like, what is that huge thing?!

Later that night, there was one right by the campsite. I love how they just run there. That’s got to be my favorite memory.

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