Fall Weekend Hike

My Uncle (Wandering World Walkabout) came into town for a few days and we took a hike in the Oklahoma Wichita Mountains. 

It’s always great to get out and do something different. It’s fun to see family and breath the fresh air of outdoors. This past weekend my Uncle came into town and with my daughter, and good friend we took on a 6 mile hike through green, yellow and red fall foliage.

Outside the air was cool and brisk, the temperature in the mid 60s and the Bison Trail wide open, ready to receive our tracks.

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Maplets

In our short journey we came across a couple man-made dams, an elk, group of long horns (with some adorable calves playfully leading the small herd), bison and birds. I was hoping to spot a male Mountain Boomer lizard, but no such luck this trip.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
― John Muir

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In the middle of the hike we stopped for a 15 or so minute break; snacking, hydrating, resting, tree climbing and chatting.

Resting on our hike

At the end of our hike, we drove back to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and parted ways with with my girlfriend. From there we headed to Medicine Park. Having worked up an appetite during that 6 miles it was time for food! The Old Plantation Restaurant

The Old Plantation Restaurant is the same place I went the last time I was in Medicine Park. It seemed to be the only place in town we could find vegetarian food : ) basically, we ate off the side menu, but it was still yummy and satisfying. From there — EXPLORING Medicine Park.

Family fun in Medicine Park Oklahoma! 

Climbing in Medicine Park
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus

Good times in nature, and then home we went:

1 h 22 min (85.6 miles)

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