How Big Are Apple and Pear?
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Just how big are Apple and Pear in Charon's Garden Wilderness, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK? Situated high above Valley of Boulders, this easily recognized rock formation is deceiving in its actual size. The above image, taken from the rim on the opposite side of Valley of Boulders, gives scale. The four youths are Eagle Scouts from Venture Crew 921 (Bryan, Curtis/cdoiron, Joel and Daniel) who decided to see if they could reach Apple and Pear by scrambling a Class 4 route from Valley of Boulders. Obviously, they were successful; their approach was down the sloping rock face at the center-left. Their exit continued down the same slab, behind Apple and Pear, and then down a steep, rock-filled gully further to the right. Imaged in June 2007.