This is pretty self-explanatory. We were walking along the trails at Trough Creek State Park and what did we come across?
Yes, a tree that becoming a part of the rock it is next too. Pretty wild.
Wild enough for #4 to strike a pose.
At Trough Creek State Park, there is an Ice Mine. Cool! Yes, the pun is intended. At any rate, here’s the info about the mine:
The mine itself is really neat. You get to it by climbing down this set of steps.
As soon your head gets below ground level, you can feel a temperature change. It gets quick cool, rather quickly.
And then you can peak into the mine itself.
If only I could hear how you said the title of this post! You’re either swearing or you’re exited about some ruins. Regardless, here are the dam ruins:
That’s right, it’s what is left of an old dam that existed years ago in what is now Trough Creek State Park.
Only one thing left to say – Dam!
Balanced rock is one of the neatest things at Trough Creek State Park. Here’s why:
Yes, it’s a rock that is literally balanced on the edge of a cliff. No worries though, it ain’t gonna move – no matter how hard you push.
Which allows for people to do goofy things like this:
Or you can get even more creative and do something like this:
If nothing else, you have learned that the Best men/boys are a bit crazy.
But that doesn’t change the fact that a large balanced rock is just plain crazy.
We continued on our hike through Trough Creek State Park and came to Rainbow Falls.
It was a bit dry when we were there, but that doesn’t change the beauty of a waterfall.
On the positive side, it makes it easier to explore.
There’s just nothing quite like a waterfall, no matter how much flow there is.
During our hike around Trough Creek State Park, we came across a suspension bridge.
I like suspension bridges. I think they are neat. Having said that, I also have a fear of heights, which makes for an interesting situation when I come to such a bridge. In this case, I was able to enjoy the bridge since it wasn’t very high.
And so did the kids.
In case you were wondering, we love posing in goofy positions.
When we visited Trough Creek State Park, we did what we usually do – we hiked. We hike because we love the exercise.
We hike because we enjoy the beauty of creation.
We hike because we enjoy being out in nature, on nature’s terms, reminding us that we are not ultimately in control.
We hike because we can.
After the overlook, we made our way to Trough Creek state park and explored. First up was the Copperas Rock.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, the rock is a copper color. This is due to the minerals in the rock. Pretty neat.
BTW, Trough Creek state park is beautiful, in case you haven’t figured that out already. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing pictures from our time there.
I want to invite us to pray together this Lent.
What do I see in the world?
God is good all the time
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