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’



    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!

    Boardstand Trailhead, Ouachita National Forest ~Day 5

    Monday, November 24th, 2014

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    We really like loops but since the Boardstand Trail & Old Military Trail loop is over 23 miles I knew that would not work.

    We went ahead and went, thinking we would do an out and back.

    When we got there we saw a road that kept going past the trailhead and decided to see where it went.

    It ended up following the Old Military road trail with several intersections with the trail!

    You can check out what we did on Endomondo.

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    Check out the trail map, here.

    We just started on the trail at one of the intersections with the road, hiked on the trail for a while, and came back on the road.

    Making our own loop.

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    The road was almost like a wide trail anyway.

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    Beauty Berries everywhere!

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    Starting back on the road.

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    We ended up with just over 5.5 miles and our very own loop!

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    Here is the start at the actual trailhead.

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    Smore’s!

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    Smore’s are better with Reece’s Cups…

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    Last night camping!

    We started the trip back the next day!