Description : With intriguing domes of pinkish granite surrounded by a sea of Hill Country limestone, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area attracts over 300,000 visitors every year who come to the park to hike, rock climb, spelunk, camp, picnic, and observe birds and wildflowers. Geologists from around the world come to Enchanted Rock to examine landforms that were shaped by forces on ancient continents of Earth more than one billion years ago! All of these visitors, however, are only the latest comers in a line of human history that stretches back 13,000 years to early Native Americans and includes Spanish explorers, Mexican and German settlers, and thirteen private and public owners up to the current owner, the state of Texas. Surprisingly, given the area's wealth of unusual geology, native plants and animals, and human history, no comprehensive guide to Enchanted Rock has been published before now. In Enchanted Rock, you'll find everything you need to fully appreciate this unique place. Lance Allred draws on the work of specialists in many fields to offer a popular account of the park's history, geology, weather, flora, and fauna. Whether you want to know more about how Enchanted Rock was formed, identify a wildflower or butterfly, or learn more about plant communities along the hiking trails, you'll find accurate information here, presented in an inviting style. Over a thousand color photographs illustrate the enjoyable text.
Description : Thomas and Jacob used to be friends before a tragic accident changed their lives forever. Sean, the new boy in town, is trying to fit in while also working through a dramatic change in his life. In the process, the three boys learn what it means to be friends as they face the difficulties and hardships of growing up.
Description : Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a Texas Parks and Wildlife park in the Hill Country of Texas with a rich history of Rock Climbing. The Dome Drivers Manual is a climbing guidebook that includes historical references and descriptions of the climbing in the park.
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Enchanted Rock, Stone Mountain, Mount Monadnock, Mount Ascutney, Sugarloaf Mountain, Arabia Mountain, Mulanje Massif, Kennesaw Mountain, Pilot Mountain, Suilven, Crowder's Mountain, Henry's Knob, List of inselbergs, Baraboo Range, Alcovy Mountain, Rib Mountain, King's Pinnacle, Glassy Mountain, Willis Mountain, Panola Mountain, Wase Rock, Gaff Topsails, Little Mountain, Monadnock Mountain, Maczuga Herkulesa, Mount Sylvester. Excerpt: Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet (513 m) amsl and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain granite extends underground 9 miles (14 km) at its longest point into Gwinnett County. Numerous reference books and Georgia literature have dubbed Stone Mountain as "the largest exposed piece of granite in the world." This misnomer is most likely a result of advertisement by granite companies and early park administration. Stone Mountain, though often called a pink granite dome, actually ranges in composition from quartz monzonite to granite and granodiorite. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. The carving depicts three figures of the Confederate States of America: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Back of Stone Mountain from the Songbird Habitat and Trail in 2009. Summit of Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain in BackgroundThe mountain is more than five miles (8 km) in circumference at its base. The summit of the mountain can be reached by a walk-up trail on the west side of the mountain only. The trail starts near the Confederate Hall, inside the west gate entrance. Alternatively, the summit is reachable by the Skyride. Leaves of the Georgia oakThe top of the...
Description : Discover the Lone Star State with 30 recommended drives including maps, directions, camping information, best seasons for travel, and points of interest. See the granite dome of Enchanted Rock, cruise along Bluewater Highway on the Gulf Coast, or traverse the rugged mountains and desert country of Big Bend National Park.