As Summer tends to dry things out in SWOK, the Wichita Mountains tend to retain quite a bit of green in those hills. It has been a pretty wet season so far. May and June offered some biblical storms that dropped massive hail and tons of rain across the region, it's almost unbelievable that we're a week into August and not currently classified as "Experiencing Drought Conditions."

Since the Summer heat has seemed to subside for the time being, you might take an evening and hop out there. Take advantage of the long days while they last, they're getting shorter everyday. Take a fishing pole with you. There are a ton of little bodies of water out there, and odds are, the harder is it to access the lake, the better the fishing will be. It's an old belief that holds true a majority of the time. The less people fish a pond or lake, the more likely the fish are to biting your bait. That's just how it works. That's also why you don't want to do any fishing at a lake after a fishing tournament. When there's too much pressure on fish, they quit biting.

Legend has it that the wild otters are still roaming the waterways of the Wichita Mountains. I've seen pictures, but never caught them in person. It would be pretty cool to catch a little piece of nature like that with your eye. So why not? Head out to the mountains sometime, you never know what you'll come across.