We visited The Quarry this Summer. It actually turned out to be a lot cooler than we expected. Except that it was 90 degrees and humid! The discarded granite blocks were piled as high as Mayan temples. (They only used a fraction of what they dug up) Except it was Minnesota. You betcha.
Here's an excerpt from the website for the minority that might want to dig up more information...
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, formerly known as "Hundred Acres Quarry," is a great addition to the Stearns County Parks System.
We spotted a loon.
This actually looks like an un-excavated pyramid in the jungle. I would know. I've been to several in Central America.
Luckily this quarry is 116 feet deep. So there are no worries about bumping your head. But sadly, someone did die here this summer.
Do you see the temple in the background?
You're probably thinking that I sampled a few shrooms myself. Since I'm imagining this area as exotic Mayan ruins. But no. I just took a few brilliantly colored photographs. Nature is so inspiring.
A jungle cat. A relation of the Jaguar.
A zipline. Just kidding.
What lies beneath.