I was at a large gathering of tourism professionals this past week and was surprised when someone asked what an island mountain range was.
If you drive through Hays you enter the beautiful Mission Canyon where there is a natural stone bridge that could be used for walking (it’s narrow though!). The canyon has a creek running along side the road, several roadside picnic areas and rocky canyon walls. All of sudden that canyon empties into a meadow surrounded by trees. This is the location of the pow wow grounds and it is suited perfectly for that.