Wednesday night for a little change of pace I headed back to the wilds of Chandler Park. The privately owned, not posted land, west of the park in west Tulsa. Turkey Mountain gets kind of crowded this time of year. Not so at Chandler.
Chandler has lots of trails but there are no armies of volunteers out picking up trash. The trails are utility rights of way and ATV trails.
It sure is nice though. I never see deer on Turkey Mountain any longer. I saw three Wednesday. I didn’t get photos of them though.
The wilds are huge and a little intimidating. This is my third outing and I’m learning the area as I go. I am doing it by piecing together loops including new routes and old routes. So doing it after work is a little intimidating because I am just kind of guessing what turns to take. I would sure hate to be out here after dark on a trail I haven’t been on before.
There are all sorts of creeks and sloughs with water that have to be navigated.
And you see sights that you would never see on Turkey mountain. I am not sure what kind of critter this is but he has been picked clean.
Finally when it got dark I found that I had guessed right and got on a trail I had been on before. A successful loop guess!
I just love finding new trails.
I headed back to my car and passed Tulsa’s world class superfund site. The long forgotten Compass Point Landfill. An area where way back when the owners let everybody pretty much dump anything they wanted into a former rock quarry. Refinery wastes, tires, chemicals. Just chuck it in and don’t worry about it.
I got back to the ball fields at Chandler Park. They weren’t playing baseball, there was a group of people working with their dogs.
Anyways, I was one happy camper. Learning Chandler Park bit by bit.
Are you learning anything new?