About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Archive: ‘Camping’



    A weekend at the Lake and a 25K.

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

    It all started with a race my husband did last month.

    It is called the Snake Run and my oldest said he did not want to run it this year.

    It is a 3hr race that you try to get as many miles as you can in that time.

    As soon as the race was getting ready to start my son changed his mind of course and wanted to run.

    Too late.

    We told him he could run the Lake McMurtry Trail Run if he wanted to though.

    This was going to be a bit different though since Nick was running the 25K.

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    He still said he wanted to do it so we headed over to Lake McMurtry on friday night to camp the night before the race.

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    At first I thought camping was a bad idea.

    We were only camping one night and that is a lot of work for that short of time.

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    But if we had not camped, I would have missed this sunset on the lake.

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    This sunset was worth all of the packing, prep, and dealing with wasps in the camper.

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    Saturday morning dawned bright(maybe not so bright) and early with the Early 50K start at 7am.

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    Then came the regular 50K start.

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    25K start!

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    They are off!

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    Half way!

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    My youngest and Maddie hanging out during the race.

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    Final steps!

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    They did it!

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    Getting their medals for finishing.

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    Before and after!

    I asked my son if it was long and he said, “yes, and tiring.”

    I also asked if he would like to do it again and he promptly told me “no” but a few minutes later said “maybe”.

    HA!

    I probably would have said no after running all of those miles as well!

    This is a great event!

    The volunteers and workers do such an amazing job putting on these runs.

    Thank you for making trail running exciting for my eight year old!

    For more information on the actual run check out Ken’s blog, here.

    Hot Springs National Park ~Hot Springs, AR

    Monday, January 12th, 2015

    I was a little uncertain of this park when I realized how close to Hot Springs it was.

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    It ended up having a really nice campground with nice trails though and you really could not tell that you were close to the city.

    Backpacker.com recommends the Sunset Trail loop but it was too long for our one night stay.

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    We started on the Dead Chief Trail and took a few others to make a loop.

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    We got to listen to a nice waterfall all night from our campsite.

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    It really is a beautiful setting for a campground.

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    I would recommend staying here if you like to be close to town while camping or if you were just using it as a stop while traveling(like we did).

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    I did not want to leave until the sunrise was done.

    It was so beautiful!

    Do you like to camp far away from everything or close to town?

    The Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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    We went to the Smoky Mountains after Christmas!

    I thought I would share some of my favorite pics!

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    Chimney Tops Trail

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    stepsThere were a lot of steps on the Chimney Tops Trail!

    barnReally cool homestead at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

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    Beautiful hike on the Application Trail from Newfoundland Gap.

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    We went up to Daniel’s Bunion.

    It was 9+ miles total, out and back.

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    Gorgeous Views!

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    ontopThis hike was definitely my favorite!

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    This part made me nervous but it was beautiful.

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    millMingus Mill.

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    Beautiful sunset on the Carolina side.

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    holdOur last hike was on the Alum Cave Trail.

    We just went up to the arch but it was still really neat to see.

    I can’t imagine what this place is like during the summer since it was pretty crowded during the week in the winter!

    So beautiful though!

    Have you ever been?

    What was your favorite spot?