Our World – Seen on the Trail

One of the popular tags on the video sharing app, Instagram, is #SeenontheTrail which features photos of what people see while hiking, running, bicycling, horseback riding or whatever on a trail.

Turkey Mountain Trail 1-1-Edit

A good example of is the trail itself. I just cannot resist a single track trail like this. I have to know where it goes, and even though in this example at Tulsa Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Park, where I know where it goes and have been on it a lot, I still feel compelled to get on it and go.

Turkey Mountain Tree Bark-1-Edit

I take lots of pic of trees, their leaves, and their bark. I am a lousy outdoorsman because I don’t know what too many of the trees are. My father, the Forest Ranger could tell at a glance all about trees and what kind they are and what they are used for. It was great listening to him but not much soaked in.


And here is what’s left of Turkey Mountain’s “Oklahoma Rock.” It used to be standing up and was a great place to take people for photographs and such. Vandals have done a pretty good job of breaking it. I hate vandals. Southeast and southwest Oklahoma are broken off. That’s my glove that I put on the rock to provide a sense of scale.

So that is what I have seen my trails lately, what about you?

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14 thoughts on “Our World – Seen on the Trail

  1. Carol

    I am so sorry about the rock – yes I too hate destructive negative people who try to ruin things that bring others pleasure. Have a good new year – and I’ll “see” you on Thursday – up in the sky of course.

  2. Penelope Notes

    Everywhere we go from a to z is a path of sorts but forest trails are often the most refreshing. I don’t know what pleasure there could possibly be in destruction for its own sake. I think if people had to piece back together what they have broken, there would be very few vandals.

  3. Sandra Nachlinger

    Sorry to hear that the Oklahoma rock has been damaged. I have never understood vandalism. How could someone get pleasure from meaningless destruction?
    Like you, I’m drawn to follow trails. The leaf-covered path in your first photo is tempting!

  4. Eileen

    Vandalism makes me so made! It is a beautiful place for a walk or run. I wish you and your family all the best in 2020, a Happy & Healthy New Year!

  5. Fun60

    Urban or rural. I also like to follow a trail. What possible enjoyment could anyone get from vandalism May you continue to follow those trails in 2020.

  6. Alexandria

    Being in touch with nature gives you a sense of wellness. Wishing you many more happy moments of walks surrounded by nature in 2020.

  7. Margy

    Thanks for taking us along on the trail. I would love to get out for a walk but it is so wet and rainy right now. Happy New Years. – Margy

  8. Barb

    I feel I “know the trails of Turkey Mountain because of your posts, Alan. I also know the wilderness behind our house intimately, but I never tire of skiing/hiking there because there are always new discoveries. I like that tree trunk photo which looks like an elephant’s leg. I can’t understand vandalism in wilderness. What do people gain from that?

  9. Gaelyn

    I love your trail shots and also feel like I know Turkey Mountain a bit. I do see a bit of OK left in that rock. Why do people have to destroy things?

  10. Amy Franks

    Vandals have alot to answer for these days, they seem to be alot more destructive than they use to be. It’s sad because I think they should have some sort of respect.

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