Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quartz Mountain

Quartz Mountain is one of the most spectacular places in all of Oklahoma and for that matter the plains states. I literally fell in love with it this trip (first time I have been here) and plan on making several return trips. I am staying in the lodge overlooking the lake right out my room for $59 a night. The room is excellent and the restaurant here is fantastic. Met the chef. He is from Nigeria but has been in the US for 24+ years. Excellent guy and the food is superb.
Took a fairly long hike today around the base of Mt. Baldy, a fav for rock climbers and took a hike up the back of the mountain to within about 150 feet of the summit. Had to turn back with too much camera gear to do all the rock scrambling. Did get some nice shots looking out across the plains from up there. Will post one of them later. Headed for Palo Duro Canyon area tomorrow.

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