How was everyone’s Labor Day? Mine was spent hiking with my boy at the Wichita Mountains. I hadn’t had a good day away from it all in the beautiful outdoors for too long. This was the perfect way to celebrate no labor 🙂 I’m so thankful to know whenever I need some relaxation, I can find it for free in the great outdoors!
Hiking is the best medicine! Challenging your legs, clearing your mind, inhaling fresh air, seeing beauty… ahhhh.
Oklahoma lacks some opportunities, but the Wichita Mountains is not one of them. They are simply gorgeous. We went hiking up Elk Mountain Trail, and bouldering at the Charon’s Garden Wilderness area. The trail took us about 50 minutes to climb up at a good solid pace. Then we bouldered for about 1 hour. My legs will be nice and shaky tomorrow. Talk about switching up a workout.
Oklahoma’s really quite beautiful <3
Just breathe. In and out.
Took a tumble down a slippery rock, luckily not boulder jumping.
I got to meet some little friends like this lizard and prairie dog.
Cacti are too beautiful! I’m so intrigued by them. Mix of beauty and pain.
Other fun discoveries by the Wichitas:
Medicine Park – Adorable historical cobblestone town
Meers Restaurant – Famous for Texas Longhorn burgers
Parallel Forest – Well known for lingering ghosts and spirits
Mount Scot – Drive up Mount Scot and see beautiful views, sans hiking
Holy City of Wichitas – Resembles Israel during biblical times and has an epic Easter passion play