Monday, November 7, 2011
JOURNEY TO THE BACK COUNTRY
Although Ron is not a fan of early rising, He was up and about this morning. Charles a friend of ours had driven from NE Oklahoma this AM to partake in an all day hike with Ron and I.
This was one of the Cairns that Ron used that took us back into the remote regions. Thought to to placed by the miners around 1903. I'm not for sure how they classify hikes on a difficult scale, but I know for certain that to follow this trail you need to be shape! Fortunality I had been true to my training so this was not a problem, although all of us were glad to summit.
Ron, our guide, was very familiar with the trail and pointed out various rock formations and sculptures. This one was named the bird! The three of us are all interested in early day Spanish intrusions into what is now Oklahoma, and all agreed this was left by the Spanish. Use your own judgement.
I have probably shown more landmarks than I should have , but they are all visible to anyone that wants to take the time to research and venture off any marked trail that is in any guidebooks covering the Wichita Mtns.
NOTE! 8:49 PM . While making this post just had a 3 second hard quake! Josey Bell the dog refuses to get in her bed! Now sitting on my lap. Enough is enough! Raining, thunder and lightining, tornado watches and warnings, never a dull moment! Man, I love living here!!