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!

  • Tag: ‘hiking’

    Gloss Mountains State Park in the Winter ~Fairview, OK

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    This place is magic.

    You are driving along in terrain as flat as can be and suddenly there are these amazing buttes right in front of you.

    Totally unexpected and amazing.


    To add to the magic, the day was moody, cold, windy, and ice lingered in spots.

    The sun would suddenly light up the ice making it seem like you were in a different world.

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    I could look all day.

    You can hike along the top of Gloss Mountain.

    It is a bit of a climb to get to the top but has amazing views.

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    It was also cold and windy.

    At first that seemed like it would make the whole trip uncomfortable.

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    But the cold wind and cloudy skies made it even more breathtaking.

    Figuratively and literally 🙂

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    This was my girls first time here.

    I did not think we would be able to go because of the steep drops but my husband said we could do it.

    We kept little ones close.

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    We told the kids it looked like Elsa had been here…

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    It feels like you can see for miles.

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    The mud coated our shoes and made it hard to walk.

    It also kept the wind from blowing us off.



    My youngest son climbed up with a GoPro strapped to his head.

    I was not sure about what kind of video we would get but I ended up loving it.

    It is like we are being introduced to his world.

    A world where every sight has to be taken in at once and bouncing is constant.

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    I brought a little handheld microscope along so they could look at one of the rocks that give the mountain it’s name.

    It was pretty cool, so sparkly.

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    My youngest boy kept his arms in his coat.

    He and his brother thought it was going to be a lot warmer out and were happy to be in the car.

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    Little bit thought dropping ice on herself was funny.


    Pretty sure she is trying to lick dad…

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    It was an amazing adventure!

    I need to remember to go more often, it is worth the drive.

    We actually stopped at the Little Sahara State Park to check out the sand dunes after we were done.

    I have so many pics though I decided to break it up into different posts!

    Do you have a favorite spot in Oklahoma?

    Favorites from April 2016 ~Adoption

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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    Juggle Bubbles.

    I like them because they have to be so careful to not pop them.

    It is a great way to teach gentle.

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    Youngest three did an easter egg hunt.

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    Hiking at Keystone Ancient Forest.

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    Nick and our youngest boy did a trail run together.

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    My kids pretty much ran around like crazy on this little patch of grass while we waited for them to finish running.

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    Hopefully we can do this again but with dad taking like 3 kids with him…

    Leaving me with only 2.

    I like those odds.

    Fall in the Keystone Ancient Forest with 5 kids

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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    I took SO MANY pictures!!!

    I think the knowledge that I would be able to share them soon made me go crazy.


    This was the weekend before the adoption and I could not stop smiling about getting to share these pics.

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    Such a perfect fall day.


    “M” likes to wear a backpack on hikes with a few snacks and water.

    She is in the pink.

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    Yes I did take a hundred pics of the girls holding dad’s hand.

    It’s adorable.

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    Little bit always wants a ride.


    Kicking dirt.

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    “B’s” adorable face.

    I love her trying to hold back a smile face.


    My family is adorable.

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    Someone did not like the crisp fall air.

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    Always trying to see what big brothers are doing.

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    Those pom pom’s!

    So adorable!

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    They thought her long arms were pretty funny.

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    I waited for years for this place to open.

    I am so glad they finally did it!

    It is only open on select Saturday’s though so you need to check their facebook page before you go.