Mount Scott – Oklahoma
We woke up feeling cold and damp in our tent this morning. The temperature had dropped down to about 50* overnight. I know this isn’t so cold but I failed to pack a warm blanket. After crawling out I made coffee and cooked eggs and bacon over the campfire to sandwich between english muffins for breakfast. After eating, we (along with some friends who had joined us) packed up our tents and loaded them along with the rest of our stuff into the car. It had been a fun but long weekend. We were getting ready to set out towards home in the neighboring state when our friends suggested that we all drive up to Mount Scott before leaving. We agreed because we had always know Oklahoma to be FLAT and had been surprised to see this random mountain in the distance when we had first got to the campground. As we headed up the steep 3 mile drive to the summit of the mountain (height: 2,464 ft.) our excitement rose too. The mountain was completely covered in huge granite filled boulders. Once we got parked and walked to the edge we were met with a view which extended for miles and miles. Of course, we couldn’t just stand there on the observation platform haha. we quickly found ourselves crawling all over the top of the mountain. Feeling like great explorers, we found several varieties of flowers/weeds/shrubs/trees, a few beehives, some lizards, and sadly some trash (SIDE NOTE: Please pick up after yourself people! here is a beautiful mountain offering you beautiful views and memories to last a lifetime and you show your appreciation by dumping your trash on it…grr!)
If you are in the Lawton/Fort Sill, OK area you MUST check out Mount Scott and bring your camera because you will want to capture a still frame of the memory you will bring back home with you.