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!!