October 28, 2018 Comments Off on Whoa! A bison! Backpack the Wichita Mountains! Camping

Whoa! A bison! Backpack the Wichita Mountains!


WMWR is an island where the natural carpet of grass escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow. This prairie community hums with life. More than 50 mammal species, 240 bird species, 64 reptile and amphibian species, 36 fish species, and 806 plant species thrive at the refuge. It provides habitat for large, native grazing animals and Texas Longhorn cattle (which are allowed to roam wild because of their historical significance to the region). Bison, elk, deer, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, prairie dogs, turkey, bunch grasses, post oak and blackjack oaks are present in abundance.

What: Backpacking & Bouldering in the Wichita Mountains!

When: November 9th to 11th

Where: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Oklahoma

The troop will split into two crews to see the wildlife and wonder of southern Oklahoma:

Backpacking the Refuge!WMWR4
Hiking and camping in the WMWR
Permits only allow 10 campers, so sign up fast!

Bouldering & Basecamp!WMWR5
Set camp outside the WMWR
Hike and go bouldering in the rugged hills

Parents are welcome to attend with the troop!

(Youth Protection training available (and required) for all adults camping)


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