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: ‘state parks’



    MN Trip ~Days 1&2

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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    Day 1

    We drove all night and got there around 1 or 2 in the morning on Saturday.

    My boys always bounce right up in the morning, ready to play.

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    My little nephew holding a frog.

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    I could follow these two around all day.

    They are just so cute!

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    Day 2

    Maplewood State Park

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    We try to hike at Maplewood every time we are up.

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    I would hand off the camera to Nick and then proceed to take pictures with my phone.

    I am a little bit addicted…

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    These guys liked to yell at us.

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    I walked ahead of everyone.

    There is something about walking alone in the woods that just makes me breath deep and relax.

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    I spent a lot of time walking in the woods behind my parents house growing up.

    It was one of my favorite places to be.

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    Grandpa making calls at Nick.

    Nick was stalking us from above.

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    He is a great teacher.

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    We made sure we were going to MN when the leaves were changing.

    So pretty.

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    Another chipmunk to yell at us.

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    The Trumpeter Swans were migrating when we visited!

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    This girl has me wrapped around her finger.

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    She wanted to take turns taking pictures of things with my camera and phone.

    My turn consisted of pictures of her.

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    Nick and I headed back to Maplewood to catch some pics in the evening light.

    It was cloudy…

    I decided to roll with it.

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    Tripod and interval timer to the rescue.

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    Maplewood is a beautiful park!

    Make sure you go if you live in the area!

    Do you have beautiful fall colors where you live?

     

    Lake Tenkiller ~Strayhorn Landing & Hickory Flats

    Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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    We first swam at Strayhorn Landing on Lake Tenkiller.

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    It is a nice rocky swimming area.

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    The boys had a lot of fun playing around and practicing their swimming.

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    There is a nature trail between Strayhorn Landing and Tenkiller State Park.

    It is only a mile out and back (two miles total) but I was not really dressed appropriately.

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    It just goes from a parking lot to the Overlook park.

    You can drive to the overlook park as well.

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    We stopped at the Nature Center in Tenkiller State Park and happened to be there when they were feeding the snakes.

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    These rodents have zero survival skills…

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    We also went to the Hickory Flats area in the state park, it was a no fee area for swimming.

    It had a really nice beach area but was really crowded so we went to a creek at goose neck bend to let the boys swim.

    This lake has really nice clear water and I can’t wait to take the boys during the week when it might be a little less crowded!

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    Have you swam in Lake Tenkiller?

    Do you have a favorite area?

    Day 3~Mount Magazine State Park, Paris, AR

    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

    On the last day of our stay in Arkansas we packed up and headed to Mount Magazine State Park on the way home.

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    It was very foggy and raining.

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    We decided to go ahead and stop at the visitors center though and see if we wanted to do a hike while it was not thundering.

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    I love the woods like this.

    So beautiful.

    Usually it is easier to see animals also.

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    We decided on doing the Signal Hill hike since it was short and went to the highest point in Arkansas.

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    I only took pictures of the hike with my phone since my camera was tucked away.

    The top three are from my phone.

    It was raining pretty good at the start but then started pouring!

    It was nice to at least have a bug free hike.

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    We all like hiking in the rain.

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    Nick said they needed a picture with the plaque that says it is the highest point.

    I did not do this.

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    There was only one other person on the trail but he took a picture for us!

    I did take my camera out for these shots at the top.

    It got a little wet but dried out just fine.

    I would like to visit this place again when we can see more of the views.

    We had a great trip though and I am so glad we went!