Friday, June 17, 2016

enchanted rock

enchanted rock

One of my favorite places on earth is Enchanted Rock near Fredricksburg, Texas. I went with my significant other some time ago. What a weekend adventure! The Native Americans named it Enchanted Rock and its been a wonder ever since.

It has pink granite exfoliation dome that tops out at 425 feet above ground and reaches out over 640 acres. It’s 1,825 feet above sea level and is among the largest underground rock formations (batholiths) in the U.S.

Its also a great place for a 4 mile hike. And it can be exhilarating for the mind, body and soul. Its a place to connect with nature.

Many University of Texas students make their way to this little oasis. Some years are prettier than others. Depending on drought conditions. Recently, there has been more water, so you can find some beautiful vegetation. Still, it is an extraordinary place to go.

When you make it to the top, there is a feeling of empowerment. The view is breath-taking. And its even better when you bring along someone to share it with. It could be a significant other or even your dog.

I camped at this state park. A raccoon just about had us thinking a bear was getting into our tent in the middle of the night (no bear at this state park). My significant other, even found a private place to sun bathe nude. I don't suggest doing it, since it is a state park.

Please respect this place of nature. Unfortunately, there have been signs of graffiti. So remember to be part of nature, we have to respect it and leave it litter free.

16710 Ranch Rd. 965 
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Latitude: 30.496033
Longitude: -98.819952

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