Monday, July 21, 2008

Buffalo!

Saturday afternoon we arrived in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. It is in Southwestern Oklahoma. The main draw of this refuge is buffalo. They have been reintroduced from zoos and are now roaming free. They are pretty cool to look at. They make a constant grunting or growling noise.

The visitor center here is amazing. It's a national park, so there's really good exhibits inside the center, and "coincidentally" buffalo often come to eat and graze just outside the window. I think they put food out there, but whatever.

We camped there for one night, among the cicadas, elk, longhorn cattle, and bison. It was very nice.

Sunday morning we went climbing at the top of Mt Scott. It's on the wildlife refuge. I was a bit tired and HOT and had a minor panic attack, but I did get to the top of the one climb we attempted. It was a 5.6, which is supposed to be easy, but given my state of mind, the heat, and the fact that it was granite rather than limestone really made it difficult for me.

After that we got back on the road and drove in one long stretch to Colorado Springs. We arrived at 10:30 pm and found a hotel to stay in. So far we have really enjoyed our trip. Lots of last minute decisions, quiet, and talking.

Don't know when I'll post again. Today we're going to Garden of the Gods to do a little climbing.

2 comments:

Angela O. said...

That sounds so neat. Can hardly wait to see photos.

littlebiggirl said...

Sounds wonderful. Have a lovely time!