Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
October 3, 2015
On Saturday we drove down to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. There was a bridge out, so we saw some of the western part first and then drove around the south end and entered the park from the east. After driving around looking at the scenery and longhorn cattle and buffalo, we drove the steep road to the top of Mount Scott, which towers 800 feet over the surrounding countryside.
Torrey's background in geology makes traveling with him especially interesting through various kinds of terrain. Where I see just dirt and rocks, he sees the results of eons of processes, both gradual and cataclysmic.
We then left the park and headed to Meers, OK, for supper. The Meers Store and Restaurant has an extensive menu, but we went there for a Meersburger, made from longhorn beef raised on their ranch. Torrey and I split a burger and fries and had plenty to eat, saving just enough room for dessert (almost).