Thursday, April 5, 2012

View from Mount Scott

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is located about 25 minutes to the northwest of Lawton, Oklahoma. It offers over 15 miles of hiking trails, camping, wildlife viewing, and some great mountain scenery. The picture to the left is a view from the top of Mount Scott. You can take a short drive to the top of it and there are great views in all directions. The view from the viewing platform is quite nice and gives you a nice look at Medicine Park and nearby lakes. This is a great location for a long weekend getaway or a full length vacation. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Redwood National and State Parks

Located just north of Eureka, along the Northern California coastline are a number of Redwood parks. There are actually three distinct redwood species found in the world: Dawn Redwood, Giant Sequoia, and Coast Redwood. At these parks in Northern California you will see Coast Redwoods and they are truly amazing to see. Between Redwood National Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park there are many opportunities to view these magnificent trees. These parks also provide many great opportunities to camp, hike and view Roosevelt Elk and other interesting wildlife. These parks are particularly nice because not only can you enjoy these beautiful, big trees, but they are also situated along a scenic part of the Pacific Ocean, so you can also enjoy the beach. We visited in the summer of 2011 and enjoyed some great time hiking and taking in the sights. If you are ever heading up the coast along Highway 101 be sure and stop in and see this magnificent area.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Colorado Ski Resorts

Colorado has many fine ski resorts and this is a favorite destination for many. We took our first family ski trip right before Christmas and tried out Copper Mountain. It is located about 75 miles southwest of Denver and we had a great time there. Our kids learned how to snowboard and ski. The weather was great for both traveling and skiing, the scenery was spectacular, and the resort and instructors were great. All and all it was a wonderful trip and we enjoyed our time there just prior to Christmas.
Ski resort and snow report information