Glass Mountains, Oklahoma

Glass Mountains (or Gloss Mountains) are in NW Oklahoma. They get their name because of the shiny rocks embedded in the mountain sides. It's worth a stop if you are going to Roman Nose State Park or to the Great Salt Plains, but is probably not worth a daytrip from the OKC metro area.
This is what the Glass mountains look like from a distance.

The rocks that shine are selenite crystals.

There were a few wildflowers in bloom when we visited a couple of weeks ago.

But because it was a warm day, and because these were the only high ground for miles, there were lots of birds soaring in the thermals.
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  1. Those are most likely turkey vultures (or black vultures) - they're expert thermal riders - known for their incredible economy of flying and heightened sense of smell.