I have a limited number of back country permits for camping in the Charon's Garden Wilderness area in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge outside Lawton, OK for the weekend of 27-29 December. Permits allow two nights of camping (Friday and Saturday).
WMWR has no real long distance trails, but a number of excellent day hikes, and a couple of the best are in Charon's Garden. Its 5000 acres of Wilderness and the only people out there at night will be us. Basic plan would be to meet up Friday AM at Refuge HQ, do the paperwork, then head to a short hike to Forty Foot Hole and then drive back to the parking area at Sunset Pool to hike in to find a campsite. Saturday would be a hike to Post Oak Falls and the Rock Rooms and a climb up Elk Mountain. Somewhere in there, I'd like to squeeze in a trip to Meers for a Cowboy Burger.
Right now am checking for interest, please shout out if you think you might be able to make it. I've got 10 permits---all they allow in any given three day span. Three permits are definitely taken (me and the Grandkids), one more tentative, and three other maybe's, which leaves three permits definitely available and the possibility of four more.