This is red dirt country, parched, cracked, and unforgiving.
You have to have respect for those able to survive here.
Vegetation that struggles through the drought.
Looking out across the prairie from atop a butte.
As I mentioned above, this has always been a great hideout for outlaws, and that hasn't changed. Two prisoners had escaped from the Ft. Supply prison, and had been working their way across the prairie for a week. Both were captured on the day of our visit. We had seen helicopters flying around, and we had stopped near a thicket to take some pictures. From the description given of where the apprehension was made, one was captured right where we had stopped. It's certainly not a place you'd expect to find someone watching you from the brush.
Here you can see the harder white gypsum plate on the top of the butte.