Thursday, June 18, 2015

E is for Elephant Rocks-Belleville, Mo.

America the Beautiful the tour . . .
Join me in touring the beauty that God has blessed us with . . .
Today I am sharing an out of  the way place.
Come along and visit Elephant Rocks State Park. Image result for elephant rocks state park

Our family had the opportunity to visit this interesting place when we lived a little over an hour and a half away.   For 2 1/2 years we lived in Potosi, Mo.   Elephant Rocks is a popular place for a day of hiking and picnicing. Unfortunately when we visited it was waaaay before digital photo's.  All I have is prints stored away in boxes.

But fortunately there are lots available on line.

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The giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The coarsely crystalline red granite forms are popular with history buffs (who like to read the names of the 19th century miners who used to work in the area and who carved their names into rocks), children (who love to climb and scramble over and through the rocks) and parents (who revel in taking pictures of their children pretending to push the rocks). The park has a trail that winds through the rocks, which is an interpretative Braille trail. Abundant picnic areas and vibrant fall colors add to the park’s appeal.
Click here for more park information. 
Linking this post with Alphabet Thursday at Jenny's and Blue Monday at Sally's.
                     Happy Trails
                                                                                                      Beauty at the window, Arabian mare and foal.


SarahBeth said...

Oh my, I would love to visit there! I've never heard of it so it was a delight to see the photos!

Betty said...

Those rocks are amazing. What a great place to visit.

Ruby Manchanda said...

The place sounds interesting

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What a neat place! I'd like to meander around those rocks.
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Sarah said...

What an interesting park. Thanks for sharing.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That's quite the amazing place!

Jenny said...

Wow. We love rocks and cool places! This is certainly a wonderful example of both things!

Those rocks would be so fun to climb around!

This was just an excellent link for the letter E.

Thanks for sharing it.