30 October 2009

One Of Our Buffalo Is Missing

Hello everyone, welcome to the Season 4 Finale of Land of the Zia.

My last major adventure of the season took me again to Oklahoma.

Oklahoma IS ok!!

Rather than stay at a hotel, the ever industrious T-Rob found some awesome cabins on Lake Keystone just outside of Tulsa, and man what a COOOL! place.

The view from the porch.

Having explored the cabin and the woods around it, we headed to a very cool place north of Tulsa near the Oklahoma/Kansas border...

The Tallgrass Prairie Reserve is the largest protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left on Earth, encompassing 39,000 acres in what was the original tallgrass region of the Great Plains that stretched from Texas to Manitoba.

There are some great hiking trails.

Our main reason for visiting the preserve was to see the reported 2600 bison that roam free among the grasslands.

This is the only one we saw.

We saw lots of bison droppings but that is about it.

So I ask, where do you hide 2600 bison??

All the docent at the visitors center could say was...

"They're around here ...somewhere."

...to be continued...

I'm out.


Travis said...

We have buffalo in Oklahoma I promise...aside from that, I really enjoyed the trail hike we took in the Preserve thru the forest area.

Dale said...

It seems the point of the story is, you just have to plan another trip back. Maybe a spring mission. Glad you guys had a good time.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a good time was had, the pictures are very cool...Now onto the next season, can't wait for the Adventures...