Keeping up with a hike a day, yesterday's hike was a trip to a local geographical rock formation called Palaside Head. It's a well-known spot for the locals and features some amazing views of Lake Superior.
This area is an outcrop from the ancient Sawtooth Mountains. The hill is 300 feet above Lake Superior, and there are no guard rails or fences to prevent one from walking over the edge. It's actually quite perilous.
As is most of this area, this part of the world a billion years ago was a hot mess of volcanic activity and lava flows. The result of all of that activity, today, is the leftover rock called rhyolite. It's barren, jagged, old, and rough on the shoes. You can feel it in your legs when you scramble around the area...very old and very solid.
I mean, in today's world of asphalt, lawns, cement, and sidewalks, how fortunate is it to stand on something directly some 1.1 billion years old? Things like this put one in their place...at least for me, anyway. There is a sense of profoundness in an area like this. It's almost as if you are directly in contact with the Earth and the Earth's energy in a place like this.
It's an amazing place, and another one I would strongly suggest you visit if you ever get to this area. Just be sure to watch where you step. There is a vastness to Superior that almost draws you to her...
Another beautiful spot visited; off to another hike now. Thanks again for stopping by and taking a glance. My family on the West Coast likes to remind me that this area is called flyover country. That's too bad, as a lot of people would never have a chance to experience an area as absolutely gorgeous as this from a plane above.