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: ‘preserve’



    Wilson Trail, Keystone Ancient Forest ~Prue, OK

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

    trailAfter we heard that the Keystone Ancient Forest had a new trail open we decided to go check it out.

    We had gone last year when everything was dormant and were not sure it was for us because the trails were just too easy.

    treesThe Wilson Trail was listed as very rugged though so we were pretty hopeful.

    trailentranceTo get to the start of the Wilson Trail you first need to go on the Chandler Trail and then the Frank Trail.

    The Wilson Trail is on the left where the fire access road and the Frank Trail intersect.

    wilsontrailIt is a .90 mile loop.

    wilsonwarningI thought the warning sign was good.

    We really like rugged trails.

    trailwoods

    rocksIt started dropping and having a lot of rocks.

    In other words, fun!

    rocks2

    goingdown

    rocky

    beautifulThis was an absolutely beautiful trail.

    day12I did not want to leave.

    Plop a cabin right on the that hillside for me and I would be happy as a clam(why is a clam happy?).

    happy

    upWhat goes down…

    trailmarker

    rockwall

    sunlightWe will definitely go on this one again!

    theway

    mapWe went ahead and went to the end of the Frank Trail, it ends at an overlook with information about Washington Irving’s exploration of the area.

    ringneckedThis little Ring-Necked Snake was sunning on the trail.

    study

    Yes, I laid on the ground with the snake to get a shot…

    onthegroundSince we did all three trails we ended up with over 4 miles total.

    They are only open on Saturday’s so be sure to check out their site before you head out.

     If you want something easy be sure to check out the Childers Trail, it is paved and only .60 miles.

    The Redbud Valley Nature Preserve ~Tulsa, OK

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

    boardwalk

    The Redbud Valley Nature Preserve is one we have heard of for a long time and been meaning to go to for a LONG time.

    It is only about 30 mins. from us but I always chose a longer hike instead.

    The longest trail in the preserve is a mile long so it is a little short for our usual family hikes but very nice for someone just starting out or with little ones.

    rugged

    We were laughing at “very,very rugged”, I have not seen that description often.

    It was definitely not stroller friendly but I would not be discouraged the by the sign at all it was not that bad.

    rocky

    The boys gave this place two thumbs way up!

    They really liked the climbing involved and the fact it was not super long.

    We push them a lot…

    We went around once going on the cliff trail and the woodland trail.

    Then we went around again using the main trail.

    The trails intersected a lot so you are doing some of the same hike again but we did not mind.

    In total it was around 2 miles of hiking.

    Definitely a place you want to check out if you have young kids or want a short hike in a scenic place.

    It was a very beautiful hike!

    They have very specific hours so be sure to check out their site before you go!

    Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve ~Oklahoma

    Friday, April 20th, 2012

    We went to Woolaroc during their Spring Traders Encampment.

    I wanted to make sure we had as much to see as possible.

    There was actually too much! This place is huge!

    1st stop, Spring Traders Encampment.

    So much fun!

    I love events like this.

    They have a lot of interesting things for sale.

    My boys favorite things are the weapons of course…

    I want a hiland cow!

    So cute!

    We of course took advantage of their nature trails.

    They were very nice!

    There are a couple of miles of trails.

    One of our last stops was the museum.

    It was very large with a lot to see.

    There really is something for everyone!

    It is located 12miles south west of Bartlesville, Ok.

    Totally worth the drive!