Before we left for our grand Everest Base Camp adventure acquaintances and coworkers would ask me and Jeremy if we were climbers and serious hikers – if that’s something we do. Even though we’re a pretty active couple (we enjoy stuff like indoor rock climbing and getting lost in the woods on occasion) I always answered not really – hiking around is not an activity I really identify with myself. But after our trek through the Himalayas, not only do I miss Nepal on a daily basis, but I miss pushing my body, one foot at a time, for up to 8 or 9 hours a day.

The days following Thanksgiving in Oklahoma were gorgeous. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit of cabin fever and convinced Jeremy to hike around the Wichita Mountains – just a two hour drive from Oklahoma City. It felt good to lace up my boots again. We walked along the Bison trail – at just under 6 miles long, completely flat (Oklahoma flat, not Nepalese flat) and at only 1,600 ft. high we couldn’t help but compare (or contrast, rather) it to our experience in Nepal. I mean, we could breathe! We weren’t too exhausted to wander off the trail and explore a little bit! Without a doubt, this part of Oklahoma is gorgeous and magical in it’s own way. And it’s home – that’s something Nepal doesn’t have on this flat little range tucked away in the corner of Oklahoma.

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  1. Ashley

    I was just telling Colin on the drive home yesterday that we need to hike before it gets too cold!

  2. Ashley,
    I thought about you guys while we were hiking around and how we need to all go together again. Crab Eyes was definitely more fun than the trail we did yesterday.

  3. katbird

    Lovely light in these photos!

  4. Thanks, Kat! I forgot to mention that I used the Instagram app (Earlybird filter) on the iPhone.


    Peckerwood Knob!?


    Peckerwood. Knob.

    I can’t get over it.


  6. Rex B.

    I know, Peckerwood Knob, too good to be true. Now you have to stay there, just to say you did. That’s what we did!

  7. I love your photos. I hiked all the time growing up in the Midwest, and when I moved to South Florida in my twenties I really missed it. Your little neck of the woods in Oklahoma looks like fun.


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