More news on a group hiking opportunity toward the end of this month. It looks like a good one. Have a read, and if this is something you’d like to do, see the contact information toward the end and sign up. (courtesy Oklahoma Outdoor Network, http://oklahomaoutdoornetwork.net/)
Where: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton.
When: Saturday, Sept. 25. Meet at Backwoods in Norman around 7:45 a.m. to organize carpools and sign liability waivers. Carpooling is the best option, since parking is limited at the trailhead and the tolls add up to about $6.50 per car round trip. We will leave the store promptly at 8 a.m. There is also the option of meeting the group at the Visitor’s Center at 9:30. If you plan to meet at the Visitor’s Center, please RSVP so we know to look for you there.
Details: The Bison Loop portion of the Dog Run Hollow Trail System is a 5.7 mile hike with awesome, varied scenery and the chance to see a lot of wildlife. We’ll hike along creek beds, see towering granite rock faces, gaze over prairie-like pastures, and pass a picturesque ravine – all in one hike! This is an intermediate-level hike, and probably not appropriate for children under 10.
What to bring: A daypack with 2 to 3 liters of water per person, snacks and a lunch (we will be eating on the trail). Wear sticky, supportive trail shoes or boots since the trail is pretty rocky in parts. Bring sun protection and bug protection. Also, bring any personal first aid items/medication that you may need. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome on this outing, as long as you are confident they can hike 6 miles on rocky terrain.
If you have any further questions, feel free to call or shoot me an e-mail at the store.
So there it is. The people I know who have gone on these hikes have enjoyed themselves quite a bit. Enjoy it!