Monday, August 27, 2012

Wild Cat Mound


This just might be my most favorite post to date.  And the best part is this awesome hike is just a stone's throw from where I grew up.  In fact, one time I was hiking here with a boyfriend from long ago and we managed to lock our keys in the car.  Well, lucky for us my friend Michelle lived within walking distance.  She drove back with us, hanger in tow.  Thanks Michelle!  But today there were no shenanigans.  But I will say that I saw this hike with fresh eyes.  The rock formations had never looked so amazing.  We listened for birds and quietly made our way through the sandstone bluffs.  It seemed to be painted by an artist much more talented than me.  Mother Nature.


I'm so strong...





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We were starting to see Mother Nature's paintbrush at work...


And some unnatural carvings...


Amazing patterns...






See the spider?




Smile!


The view from the top. 

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13 comments:

DJan said...

What incredible patterns! I love this post, too. And I can see why you saw this place with new eyes. It would have enchanted me, too. In fact, it did. Thank you for sharing it with me!!!

Donald Urness said...

I remember going there when I lived up there. It is great.

Lee Ann L. said...

What a lovely adventure! The patterns and textures looks awesome!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gosh how beautiful! Lovely post!

The Chair Speaks said...

We love those awesome natural patterns on the rocks!

Au and Target said...

Amazing! hard to tell what's natural and what's not.

adinparadise said...

Fabulous share. I really enjoyed your photos. Quite an adventure you had. ;)

Linda Hensley said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like a gorgeous place too, but I love what you've done with the inspiration. Fun "tall" too :)

Hilary said...

What a lovely spot. Those patterns are amazing. And though I'd have rather seen them untouched, I have to admit that the carved smile and star add a touch of whimsy.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

gorgeous photos but I am super sorry to hear that there were no "shenanigans" going on this time around lol
The patterns on the rocks were simply amazing!

Nancy Claeys said...

A bit sad to see the vandalism on the rocks, but the amazing patterns made up for it. Thank you for sharing at YSB this week Sharon.

Joreina Blanco said...

Amazing, actually!

Pat Tillett said...

So many beautiful photos! It sure looks like you had a great time and put your camera to good use.