We went to my friends Tracey's and Nate's camp for Memorial Day weekend. It's our third annual trip for Memorial Day. I'll share pics of camp in another post, but here I wanted to share our adventure to Rim Rock Trail in the Allegheny National Forest.
While there are some amazing things to see/do/eat in Texas and we miss living there, this is something you would never see in Texas and that's exactly what I said as I walked up. I can only imagine what this would look like in fall.
I could have stood there all day looking, but we had caves to see.
We started walking down the narrow walkway to the caves and it was already way different than I expected. I hadn't expected the huge rocks and steep decline into the cave area.
It's hard to convey the beauty of nature with pictures from an iPhone, but trust me when I tell you it was amazing to see.
I was mesmerized by the rocks... cliffs... I don't even know what you call these things? Boulders?
And do you see those cracks in the rocks? Yeah those are the caves? Um tight squeeze much? We joked that we may need some butter to squeeze ourselves through the caves.
The "cracks" (because these are NOT caves) were soooooo cold. You could stand outside one and it was like built in air conditioning.
The one below is the largest and steepest. I HAD to climb it. It was probably 25 feet and it was straight up. Ella, Tracey, Megan, Nicholas, George and I all climbed it.
I was so proud of Ella because she was scared and didn't know if she could do it. I told her to use some positive talk techniques and she was telling herself she was strong and capable as she climbed the rock. It was awesome to see her be scared, overcome and achieve.