Friday, November 28, 2008

Enchanted Rock

During the rv gtg I went hiking at Enchanted Rock with a couple of the rv gals. It's been on my list for several years, and a couple hours out of Austin, so the trip out there makes for a long day, but it was so worth it.

This is another one of those great Texas State Parks, many trails and even a campground. We did the hike to the summit since it was our first visit. On the other side of the rock it's more cliff like and that's where the mountain climbers go.

It's a geologist's dream with many different types of rock formations in the basic pink granite.

These slabs were like pieces of a zig saw puzzle.

On top of the rock there are indentations that become pools after a rain. Sort of like the pools on top of Table Mountain. Unfortunately it would be too slippery up there to visit after a rain.

Besides the pools, there are desert gardens. These are totally fascinating!

Mother nature is the ultimate landscape designer.


And least we forget the lichen, here is a brilliant lime green.


Maybe next week I will plan another trip to Enchanted Rock to hike one of the lower trails......

1 comment:

  1. I would love to see those desert gardens,... you are so right,.. Mother Nature is truly an artist!

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