Elk Mountain: great except for the rocks

On Saturday morning, we went hiking in the Wichita Wildlife Refuge. This is Elk Mountain, which we climbed. About 700-vertical feet and 1.3 miles to the top.

We saw this pair of intertwined rat snakes enjoying the warm weather. My camera's clicking noises caused one of them to snarl at us while the other slithered down and away.

This is what the trail to the top of the mountain looked like.

S2 made it to the top of the mountain and back without complaint. On the way back to Norman, she had a suggestion.

"I really liked hiking up the mountain," the 4-year old informed us, "but next time I don't want to walk on the rocks."

View from the top. I think the black patch is a controlled burn.

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