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: ‘National Forest’



    Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge ~Rochert, MN

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

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    I am convinced that everything is pretty in Minnesota.

    Especially in the fall.

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    The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is another favorite stop when up there.

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    I am not sure of the name of the hike but it is a pretty one, out to a spillway.

    It is between Blackbird Lake and South Chippewa Lake.

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    Nick’s dad is a bit of a survivalist and knows what things you can eat in the woods.

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    There were so many swans!

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    This last trail was pretty funny.

    We went on the trail it looped back to the road.

    We basically doubled back to our vehicle to get to the platform.

    Ha

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    We headed to Itasca State Park from here!

    Shawnee Nation Forest ~Southern Illinois

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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    The Rim Rock Trail in the Shawnee National Forest was nice and easy with some pretty views.

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    We also saw a snake climbing a tree!

    But the winner of Shawnee National Forest for us was definitely the Garden of the Gods Trail!

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    It had an easy walking path, beautiful views, amazing light because of it being late in the day and…

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    Climbing!

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    My kids loved climbing on all the rocks.

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    He takes his photo bombing seriously…

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    Even little bit loves to climb.

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    My kids were like “Path? What path?”

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    We just had to keep an eye on what was on the other side of their climbs.

    Thankfully there were plenty of rocks nowhere near the edge.

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    This was a huge hit!

    So glad we found this beautiful hike!

    Talimena Scenic Drive

    Friday, December 2nd, 2016

    All I wanted for my birthday was mountains(or as close as you can get to them in Oklahoma) and a fall family picture.

    My husband drove me all of the way to Ouachita Mountains and back in one day.

    Long drive but I was happy to be there.

    I would move there in a heartbeat.

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    It is always a good idea to make sure you don’t forget the tripod if one of your goals on a trip is a family pic.

    I ended up balancing my camera on my camera bag and even on the hood of our vehicle.

    Oops.

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    Maybe next time we can stay the night and get some more hiking in.

    And yes, I did think it was odd that I wanted to stay in a vehicle with 5 kids all day for my birthday.

    HA!