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BBC features the Wichita Mountains

The BBC featured Oklahoma's own Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge on the travel section of its website. The photo laden homage is a nice tribute to one of Oklahoma's wildest places.

The piece entitled "A surprise in the US' forgotten centre" highlights some of the best views in the park. Here's the author's conclusion:

The Wichita Mountains are a prime example of the sporadic mountainous environments found in this overlooked region. Incredibly, despite the existence of 59 national parks, the US has no parks focusing primarily on the grasslands and prairie, an environment which makes up roughly one third of the continental US.

The Wichita Mountains could be the centrepiece for a park focusing on the plains and their massive scale. At the very least, the creation of a Wichita Mountains National Park could fill the huge 700-mile void between the closest eastern and western parks.

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›