Enchanted Rock is an enormous pink granite hill that is in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. Folklore of the local Apache and Comanche tribes ascribed magical and spiritual powers to the rock, hence the name, Enchanted Rock. There are lots of "legends" surrounding the rock, from if you spend the night on the rock you will become invisible to it is haunted by an American Princess who threw herself off the rock after witnessing the slaughter of her people. Hmmm....
Really, Enchanted Rock is named after the unexplained creaking & groaning, which geologists attribute to the rock's night-time contraction after being heated by the sun all day. Can you imagine that sound waking you up in the middle of the night??
We started our trek to the top and with only a few stops to catch our breaths take some pictures, we made it fairly quickly.
This is such a popular Texas attraction that you have to get their early before they close the gates once they reach capacity. You can see the line of cars waiting to get in.
Once at the top, we set about exploring and found lots of fun rocks and crevices to crawl around it.
And took some fun pictures....
This picture doesn't show how high up we were, but look closely at the tiny people in the crevice below.
We hardly ever get out as a family and enjoy the the State Parks, so I am so glad we were able to climb and hike and take full advantage of the day together. It was a great way to end Spring Break 2010.