If you’re a native Oklahoman you’ve heard the following statements, and if you’re not, you’ve probably made them: “It’s so flat.” “Oklahoma is ugly.” “There’s nothing to do here.” Unfortunately, that’s as far as most outsiders go. And, to be fair, our great state isn’t much to see from 30,000 feet. Additionally, Oklahoma City isn’t much for scenery even though it’s a cool place to … Continue reading Why Oklahoma?
Touring central Oklahoma, the oldest thing you’ll see was built in 1889. That was the year that the Unassigned Lands were opened up and people from all over flooded across the prairie to start towns like Edmond, Guthrie, and Oklahoma City. However, the eastern portion of our state was settled much earlier by the Five Civilized Tribes. I’m a history buff, and my wife loves … Continue reading Hiking and History: Visiting the Cherokee Nation
A few photos from a hiking trip with my brothers and our kids in the Wichita Mountains. Continue reading Elk Mountain – September 2017
For many years, Pawhuska, Oklahoma was associated with the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (that is, if you had even heard of Pawhuska). Now, it is has been made famous by the Pioneer Woman Mercantile, which is some kind of cooking and home decor Mecca for every woman I’ve ever known. Pawhuska is also the Osage County seat, and the headquarters of the Osage Nation. As the … Continue reading Osage Hills State Park
That’s me in the foreground, sporting my Troy Aikman jersey. ’90’s baby! Continue reading Flashback: My First Hike Up Elk Mountain
When I was about five years old, my parents brought the family to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, near Medicine Park. It was a place unlike any other that I had visited in my short life, and it still holds that title today. It’s the one place I insist that you visit, and hopefully this post will do it some justice. History The Wichita … Continue reading The Wichita Mountains: Oklahoma’s Greatest Outdoor Destination
It was a fruitless solo fishing trip, but I did get a few nice shots of the Lower Mountain Fork River. Continue reading A Quick Trip to Beavers Bend, Summer 2017
We were in Eufaula on a church activity on Memorial Day weekend, and we decided to check out the two state parks on the shores of Lake Eufaula. Arrowhead State Park I’m still not 100% sure that Arrowhead is a stand alone park, or a part of Lake Eufaula State Park. The online listing and the entrance sign call it the “Arrowhead Area” while all … Continue reading Quick Hit – Lake Eufaula