Day Tripping ~ Rock Climbing









This week we headed out to a new (to us) park in Oklahoma.

We climbed rocks (boulders) just to see 
where the James Gang and Belle Starr 
used to hide out
(so they say) 
oh so many years ago. 
I'm pretty sure the welcome mat
wasn't rolled out back then, 
with orange blazes and stepping stones 
pointing the way.  







Robbers Cave- at the very top





Kilroy was here- no- wait- it was just T.T. and A.E.G.





I'm not crawling under those rocks! 
nope, no way, no how.
I'll go around- see ya at the top. 

















Seriously, I'm right behind you. 




Wait- cool rocks.... hang on. 




























The cave wasn't very big, but it was pretty cool to see.  They do have a guided tour if you prefer, or you can just roam around like we did.  Good thing, because I tend to stop every few minutes to take a photo.  The rest of the park was gorgeous, with pink and white dogwoods and red buds blooming everywhere you looked.  


59 comments:

  1. laughing at you lagging behind. :) cool area, for sure.

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  2. Caves are always so compelling, probably because our ancestors lived in them at one time long ago.

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  3. Looks like a neat place to explore,Terri!

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  4. What a perfect time of year for you to visit here with the spring blooms. I love your photos. Enjoy the weekend.

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  5. I would love to roam around here! That looks like a great day trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. That sounds like an interesting place to visit. I'm with you when it comes to tight spaces.

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  7. Rock climbing? Now that looks like fun! And I'd be stopping every other minute to take photos too. :)

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  8. Your first photo rocks! So do the rest of them.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, Terri!

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  9. I would give that place a wide berth too, even if the long way meant " VERY "long, what stunning formations.

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  10. Been a long time since I've climbed anything except stairs and lately I can barely do those. Cools rocks. Does the red dot mean something in particular?

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  11. Interesting place! I always love locales that have a bit of history attached to them:) I bet the dogwoods and red buds were amazing:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  12. Looks like a nice park! I would be stopping to take photos too. Sounds like a great day, wonderful photos. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. What a marvellous adventure! Myths or not!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  14. Sounds like fun Terri! All kinds of different textures you captured in the rocks. Very cool!

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  15. Sounds very fun....a day well spent!

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  16. Very impressive rock formations!

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  17. What a fun adventure to see a robbers' hideout! So cool!

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  18. Looks like a fun hike to make up the rocks. And fun to think that it might actually have been a hideout at one time.

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  19. My kind of place with history and rocks!

    Great photos.

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  20. I have all my life wanted to tour the wild west of the past, all of this is famiiar because i have read thousands of westerns in my lifetime. i would love to see it but there is nothing that could make me crawl under those rocks.. but i would love to go around it with you... i like rocks almost as much as trees

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  21. How fun and great pictures! I've been to this park several times. They have an annual car show in the fall that we participate in. I've climbed the mountain once and that was before they had the trail marked! Several times we wondered if we'd get lost up there! Not an easy climb, but it was fun!

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  22. What a beautiful way to drink in some nature and work a lot of muscles!

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  23. No better exercise than in Mother's beauty and fresh air. Ahhhh

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  24. what a beautiful place!!! awesome images!!!!

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  25. That's a nice place to visit. I would also be stopping a lot for photo sessions! :)

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  26. Hi Terri
    great region for great things to do .. is mountain climbing exhausting but nevertheless it's a lot of fun
    regards Frank

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  27. Now this would be right up my alley!

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  28. I would love to go on an excursion like that!

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  29. looks neat but I don't think I would have crawled under the rocks either

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  30. Neat pictures, but I'm not a big fan of going in caves either. They make me feel claustrophobic.

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  31. Sounds like a fun day, especially seeing all those neat flowering trees out in the woods. I always thought pink dogwoods were hybrid and never realized they grew in the wild. I believe the redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma and I know for a fact there are lots of redbuds there. I lived in northwestern Oklahoma as an adolescent and young adult. It's always been a special place for me.

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  32. Beautiful! I'll leave the rock climbing to y'all.

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  33. Quite the beautiful rock formations. Over the years I have enjoyed hiking more than I ever used to. There is so much to see when you're on foot. :-)
    You made me smile with your lagging behind. :-)

    Thank you for sharing your day with us.
    Debbie

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  34. What a neat place! When I think about Oklahoma, flat land and oil wells come to mind so you have given me something entirely new here. I'll bet this was an interesting adventure. Thank you for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog as well.

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  35. Fascinating! Looks like a fun place to expire. Nice pics. Hope you got some of the dogwood, too!

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  36. So glad you took us along via pictures. That looks like a tough climb. You go girl.

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  37. How fun this would have been...Mr. Sweet would have eaten it up....he loves that kind of thing.
    Glad ya'll got to go.

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  38. What a great place to explore!
    I'm with you... no cave exploring for me :)

    ~K.

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  39. WaTch out for outlaws hiding in those caves . Seriously every time I see something like this it brings to mind all the old cowboy movies I watched as a child. You're way too young to remember those I'm sure, but we watched serials every Saturday .

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  40. What a fun adventure! Interesting place with lots of history. I went inside a cave once - that was enough for me!

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  41. What a neat place to explore! I'd skip the guide too.

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  42. I'm with you, there is no way I'd be crawling around in tight places under rocks. It does look very interesting. I named one of the rocks "Rabbit Rock."

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  43. How interesting...and such a cool place. I know Bud would have been there within the first week if we lived nearby....one of his favorite subjects of the "West" and outlaws is Belle Starr.

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  44. Fantastic place to go exploring.

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  45. what a beautiful place...i could never do this but it sure does look exciting!! great pics!!!

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  46. I woudn't go under those rocks either! Sounds like a fun day:)

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  47. I'm sure it was fun, but I'm like you lagging behind and not going under any rocks. In fact a cave lady I'm not.

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  48. You will have to fill me in on where this is...sounds neat!

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  49. I'm so glad you took photos to share...not sure about following you in there! lol But I'm glad you went to share with us! Enjoy your evening my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  50. these photos remind me of our trip to Rock City. Very cool! I'm your newest fan! :)
    hugs!
    Marie

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  51. This looks like a great place to visit with lots of stories about it. I'd be like you though and not be going in the cave! :)

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  52. Thank you for the virtual walk ! It's a beautiful park.
    Wil, ABCW team

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  53. Looks like a great place to hide and a better place to explore.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  54. Looks like you had to watch your step on that hike! I like looking at rock formations - the dogwoods sound good, too.

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