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: ‘Oklahoma’



    Roman Nose State Park ~Watonga, OK

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

     

    The Palo Duro State Park was a hard act to follow.

    I knew any place we stayed after it would probably not seem as great.

    At first, I was not sure about Roman Nose State Park but it grew on me.

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    Around the lake is a little bit dirty with trash and the sites are pretty close together but thankfully it was not very busy and we had plenty of space.

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    Such a pretty sunset.

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    The next day we hiked to Inspiration Point from the visitor center and it ended up being a very pretty hike.

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    I like any hike with bridges and boardwalks.

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    You do have to watch out for cactus right next to the trail.

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    The ground had a blue tint in spots.

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    Beautiful view at the top.

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    You can actually rent a teepee to sleep in!

    They are available to rent in the summer.

    I would not be able to do it because the bottom has gaps and I would worry about snakes all night but I am sure the boys would think it was awesome!

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    The nice park ranger told us about the springs and I was so glad he did!

    It ended up being the highlight of the park for us.

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    This pool was magic!

    And freezing.

    My kids are crazy…

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    The playground is located near the spring.

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    I don’t know about your kids but mine have a lot of energy to get out before they get anywhere near the camper!

    Small spaces and energetic children should not mix.

    I pretty much kicked them outside all day.

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    I use these mugs a lot to boil water in the camper.

    They don’t take up much room and boil quickly.

    We got them for backpacking but they have worked great for the camper.

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    This ended up being a great stop on our way home!

    If only all my kids did not step in dog poop just as we were leaving…

    We also got a flat tire when we pulled in.

    Ha

    That is how our trips have gone so far, always something.

    Do you have crazy things happen on all your camping trips?

    Washita Battlefield National Historic Site ~Cheyenne, OK

    Friday, November 17th, 2017

    “On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle.” (from the Washita Battlefield website)

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    There is a small museum that helps you understand the importance of the area and what happened there.

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    Short walk near the visitor center that has a lot of information on the area.

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    A couple miles from the visitor center is the battlefield site.

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    There is a walking tour that you can take on the battlefield.

    I highly recommend it.

    There is nothing like reading the history as you walk in the same place it happened.

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    This space feels sacred.

    If you want a quiet moment to reflect this is the place to do it.

    Some of our history is sad but I want to learn that also.

    Foss State Park & Washita Wildlife Refuge ~Foss, OK

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

    The trip to Palo Duro was a bit too long to pull a camper in one day so I planned a stop around halfway.

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    Nick had to work on the day we left so we got to Foss State Park late in the day.

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    This dollar spot Target find worked out great to keep Little Bit entertained on the trip!

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    The full hookup sites that were open were a bit close together for me but it worked out.

    I believe there are more available during the summer but they close some of the campgrounds in the winter.

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    The Washita Wildlife Refuge is right next to Foss State Park and I had been wanting to visit it for a while.

    So we drove up to it and saw the rest of Foss State Park also the next day.

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    The lake water was so pretty and clear!

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    Look at this beautiful swimming beach at Foss State Park!

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    I can’t wait to go back when we can swim!

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    We did run into a problem with the wildlife refuge.

    It happened to be one of the few days they closed areas of the refuge so people could hunt.

    It was a bit disappointing but we went back the next day to hike the trails that had been closed.

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    Huge fields of white cotton!

    So pretty!

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    This bridge was one of the few things open on the 1st day we visited.

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    There was a nice hiking trail right next to our campsite.

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    Nick is great at getting smiles and laughter for pics 🙂

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    I love how pretty Oklahoma grass is in the fall.

    It lights up at sunset.

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    One of my kids took this, I did not get that close to a dead animal…

    ha

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    Foss State Park has a Bison Herd!

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    A quick trip back to Washita Wildlife Refuge before heading to Texas!

    We saw so many deer!

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    And coot’s…

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    Even their signs had a southern accent…

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    A lot of easy, short hikes to see beautiful Oklahoma.

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    This lake was so beautiful!

    I am so glad we stopped here!

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    Do you have a favorite state park where you live?

    Here is a video of our time at the park and wildlife refuge!