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Enchanted Rock Day Trip

  • May 17, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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This amazing granite dome, just north of Fredericksburg, was sacred to the Native Americans in this area, especially the Tonkawa, Apache and Comanche who used it as a location for vision quests.  The rock received its "enchanted" name from the fact that it groans when the weather changes quickly from hot to cold, and was believed to be inhabited by spirits.  Some modern channelers say that the rock is a vortex for sacred feminine Earth energy that is being activated at this time.

Today, we'll meet at the La Madeleine in Sunset Valley at 10 AM for breakfast, then we can carpool to Enchanted Rock.  Note:  There is a park entrance fee of $7.00/adult (children 12 & under are free).  It's OK to bring family members and friends along! We will do a brief ritual of gratitude to the rock and the land after we get to the park, then we can explore, hike and climb to the top!  For hiking and climbing, good hiking shoes are essential and trekking poles or walking sticks are very helpful since the rock face is quite steep.  That evening, we can have dinner in Fredericksburg (or Llano) before heading back to Austin.  We had a blast when we did this last year!  Hope you can join us!!

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  • Toni

    Such a gorgeous day, and so much fun spending time with everyone in this sacred spot! I had a lot of fun having dinner with some of you afterward, as well. A fantastic way to spend the day!

    May 18, 2014

    • Alethea

      The weather was exceptional. I regret that I couldn't connect with you ladies for the ritual.

      1 · May 18, 2014

  • Pauline

    Thinking about you all 'Enchanting Rocking Ladies'
    Will any of you stay overnight for sky watching?

    May 17, 2014

    • Pauline

      I will make it next time.

      May 17, 2014

  • Eleigh

    I've really been looking forward to this, but awoke after a rough night's sleep questioning my body's ability to handle this kind of exertion during the heat of the day. I need to be gentle with myself right now. Love you all! Stay well hydrated and have fun!

    May 17, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Oh, no!!!! It looks like I probably won't be able to make it to this! It's that crazy time of year for me. I'm trying to work it out, but right now I'm just a maybe....I was so looking forward to it. If I can't be there, I will soar with you in Spirit, and I hope maybe a thought of me can be sent from the Mother Mountain.

    May 16, 2014

  • April

    I won't be meeting you all at La Madeline as I am off of 290, but I will meet you all out at Enchanted Rock. Toni, I'll send you a text tomorrow to see if you all are leaving La Madeline around the same time I leave, so hopefully we can meet up at Enchanted Rock around the same time. Also, I will not be able to go to dinner afterwards as I have to be back in town :(

    May 16, 2014

  • Rosemary

    I am so sorry to say that I'm going to have to pull out of The Enchanted Rock Outing. Something in my second Physical Therapy Session has set me back (severe swelling has returned and I'm back to icing my back at intervals during the day. That said, I'm not feeling like climbing. even half of the dome. and getting overheated. I think Im going to use Saturday to go check the water levels at Krause Springs, since that got canceled last week. the colod water will help w/the swelling and the lighter hiking and shaded tree spots to write in will be more suited to my activity level right now. . I'm bumbed that I can't spend the day w/ my favorite Sisters in one of my favorite Tx Hiking Spots. If anyone else wants to go to krause, do let me know. Have a great trip!

    May 14, 2014

    • Toni

      Aw, Rosemary, we'll miss you, but I definitely understand. Sending big healing {{hugs}} your way!

      May 15, 2014

    • Rosemary

      thank you!! (you airway hugs are always felt too. Love you bunches. and Wonderful Beauty in you experience!!! I know you will!

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello ladies I just wanted to know if anyone live close to Riverside ACC and can give me Ride to madeleine.thanks

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Toni this address of Brodie Ln is for la Madeline ???

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Toni

      Yes, Sana. We're going to meet and have breakfast, and then carpool or caravan to Enchanted Rock.

      May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dog friendly?

    May 13, 2014

    • Toni

      Aidan, the website says that dogs are allowed on leashes (but can't go into buildings). However, the trail isn't very dog friendly - it's rocky, and the granite dome is quite steep, and would be difficult for most dogs to climb.

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • L. E. L.

    Well, my other commitment evaporated, so now I can go. Whee!

    3 · May 7, 2014

    • Toni

      Yay!! I'm so glad that you'll be able to join us!

      May 9, 2014

  • Izzy S.

    I so want to go to this. I am a little nervous that I won't make it up the rock because of my foot. I can't remember if there is a less steep path to get up the rock. I tried looking on the website but there wasn't any information about this. Do you ladies have any knowledge of this? Thank you

    April 18, 2014

    • Toni

      Izzy, it's all fairly steep, but a trekking (hiking) pole can make all the difference in the world. I may not go all the way to the top this time (I haven't been able to go all the way up since I injured my back a couple of years ago). You can use my trekking pole if you like (and I have an extra one, if I can find it). Otherwise, it's still lots of fun to take the trail that leads around the rock - lots to see!

      1 · May 5, 2014

    • Izzy S.

      Awesome. Toni. Thank you. I didn't even think about having a stick. I am going to go and bring the boys with me. Thank you for the offer for your stick. I'll get one. I don't want to take yours if you need it.

      2 · May 7, 2014

  • Diane S.

    A very special place to me, both practically and spiritually. First chance I'll have to share the spiritual aspect with others of like mind. I'm very excited about this!

    2 · April 11, 2014

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