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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge wasn't all just receding lakes and controlled burn areas. It actually had some of the mountains referenced in its name, as well as some other surprises.
Elk Mountain, which Taryn and I took the opportunity to climb. A 2.4-mile out-and-back trail with 590 feet of elevation gain to the 2,270-foot summit. And a windy trail at that.
Holy City of the Wichitas which I'd never heard of, but found really interesting. Tucked away in southeast Oklahoma is a replica of what Israel is believed to have looked like during Biblical times. It's the site of the country's longest-running Easter play, which was watched by a record attendance of 225,000 people in 1939.
Mount Scott for sunset. I haven't seen many of these from summits. I clearly need to try and do so more often.
Lake Elmer Thomas instead. The Photographer's Ephemeris helped me find just the right spot. Taryn wanted me to make sure to mention that she actually took this photo -- as in, she pushed the button on the remote after I had the shot composed. :)