The story left many questions, one of which for me was, "what/where is Arthur's rock?" as many locals seemed to know the place quite well.
I learned it was a prominent feature in nearby Lory State Park and very popular hike. Morbid story aside, I wanted to do the hike.
When I started my new job in June, I knew the schedule would allow some time to get out to some local hikes I've yet to explore, Arthur's Rock being tops on my list. But I'd kinda forgotten about it until one of my previous coworkers from the Old Folks Home hit me up for some hiking and suggestions.
We went this morning, and it was a beaut! Another coworker buddy joined us for some good time nature fun.
|A little break before scaling the "summit"|
|Summit selfie instead of looking down|
It was a rather hazy overcast morning, and we were loving it after many days of full-on sun and high temperatures. The haze hindered the views a bit, but they were still pretty glorious. The total hike - out and back - is under 4 miles, so not too taxing or time consuming. I learned why it is so popular!
Linking up with Mama Kat this week for the prompt:
1. Write about something you want(ed) to do before summer ends