Ask Edmond: What is your favorite outdoor escape?

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Will Daugherty
Community Resource Manager
FirstLight Home Care

Digging for crystals is a blast. The Great Salt Plains is the only place on Earth where selenite crystals form the hourglass shape. There is also a massive and diverse bird population including Sandhill Cranes, various shore birds, heron, egrets, and even Ibis. 


Judi Brown-Startzman
Marketing Consultant
Judi Startzman Consulting

We love Arbuckle Wilderness. It is so much fun for my boys and has tons of animals that come right up to your car. The outdoor scenery and winding, hilly drive is a bonus. We also love walking around Lake Hefner. 


Brett Willison
Creative Advertising Manager

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is my favorite Oklahoma escape. While my wife and I “hike” Mitch Park nearly every day with our dogs, nothing beats getting away from it all to WMWR. And I always take my dog, Caramel. 


Reagan Adams
Assistant General Manager
Graco Roofing

I’ve really been enjoying Scissortail Park since it was finished but, my all-time favorite outdoor escape in the state is Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park in Hinton! The gorgeous natural rock wall structure makes it beautiful all year- round, but when the streams are full and the flowers are blooming, it’s like the canyon is glowing. 


Mylon Smith
Law Student
University of Oklahoma

I love the Wichita Mountains! It’s an amazing area to hike in Oklahoma and to breathe in the fresh air. The scenery is terrific, plus there are lots of bison and elk to see while walking around the trails. 


Olivia Newman
FIT405 Magazine

When looking for a little escape, I visit the Gathering Place in Tulsa. I’m a city girl at heart, and the Gathering Place is the perfect spot to hangout and enjoy the outdoors, while never leaving the city! 

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