Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Travel Log: Enchanted Rock

On Friday I got a chance to drive out to Enchanted Rock.  It was so beautiful and so hot!  I guess I didn't do my research because I thought it would be a nice little walk and turned out to be a very steep incline, but we made it to the top!  Here's a little more info on it:
Climb to the top of this unique pink granite dome that rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside. It is one of the largest batholiths, or exposed underground rock formations, in the US. Tonkawa Indians named it, believing ghost fires flickered at the top and that a Spanish conquistador had cast a spell on it. 

So glad I wore boots!
I was terrified that my hat would fly off at any moment!
The granite has a pretty pink color to it.
After our hot hike, we were in dire need of some root beer floats and french fries so we stopped at the little town of Llano (pronounced "yawn-o" although most Austinites call it "lan-o").  It's such an adorable little town, like most of the others surrounding Austin, full of antique stores and friendly people.

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