08 Aug Mountains of Oklahoma
It seems to me that there are two words that should never go together in a sentence: mountains and Oklahoma. But that is what we call hills. We took a drive south of Elk City to the Quartz Mountains Park near Altus, Oklahoma. Driving across the plains they suddenly appear. The mountains are very rocky, with little vegetation. They are really quite beautiful. There are a lot of tiny caves hidden between the rocks. A lot of good places for the famous rattlesnakes to hide. We did not do a lot of climbing where we might be surprised by one!
Every year at the beginning of summer local towns host a rattlesnake derby. He who captures the most snakes within the allotted time wins! There is a carnival and all the food you can eat, including rattlesnake. People ask, “how does it taste?” The response is always, “tastes like chicken.”
It does taste like chicken. Fishy chicken, or chicken with fish bones. It’s pretty good! Although we were not fortunate enough to attend this years rattlesnake derby, I like to reminisce about the good times we have had there in years past.
In this picture, the light colored rocks or shore is suppose to be under water. Due to the drought, this once massive lake for Oklahoma is drying up. To give you perspective, because pictures never do justice, that water spray you see toward the right of the picture was a big boat.
It was a nice Sunday drive.
Be safe and God bless!
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