Our anniversary was this week and for this years trip we went out to the pan handle or "no man's land" here in Oklahoma. I have never been out there. So we decided we were going to visit some of the State Parks, seeing how the government shutdown closed the National Parks and wildlife refuges.
I found it amazing the diversity of ecoregions that are here in this state. When I moved here from California my impression of Oklahoma was that of what I had learn from about the Dust Bowl. It nothing like that, especially where I live. It's called Green Country for a reason. But traveling around the Northwestern part of the state reminded me of other states, which are nearby like New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming and Nebraska.
So here are a pictures of Gloss Mountains, The Little Sahara, The Great Salt Plains, Dinosaur tracks out in Black Mesa, Boiling Springs and a couple historical site, 101 Ranch and the last sod house built by a homesteader in Oklahoma.
I found it to be quite beautiful and wish we had more time to spend out there.
|Great Salt Plain, its a national refuge, this is as close as we could get.|
|From the top of Gloss Mountains|
|North Canadian River in Boiling Springs Park|
|Dinosaur tracks near Black Mesa|
|Petrified Trees in Black Mesa|
|Sand dunes in The Sahara Park|
|Inside the sod house. Just part of one of the two rooms|