612 forum posts
Here's some pics of an overnighter the wife and I took in the early part of January 2012. This area is near Lawton Oklahoma and it is designated a wildlife refuge. Bison, Elk, deer and other small animals can be found here. It's a popular area for the birdwatchers also. There are also hiking trails to be found. We tested out the new Kaitum 3. The spot I picked was not too far from where the trailhead parking is, about a mile and a half. No one seems to go here this time of the year so we had the whole area to ourselves in regards to camping. We did see about 4 day hikers before the sun set. They were hiking to a rock formation called "Crab Eyes". This area was actually burned during the wildfires which hit N. Texas and Oklahoma during the summer of 2011. New growth is slowly starting to spring up. When we arrived the temp was in the mid 60's F and barely a breeze. As soon as the sun set, it dropped into the low 50's F. The wind shifted during the night out of the north and the temp dropped more, bottoming out around 34 deg F. In the tent, it was a balmy 45 deg F. The tent was rock solid even with winds gusting to around 20 mph or so. Pretty cool refuge to check out if you are ever in the area. It's south of Oklahoma City about and hour and a half.