Rock Hopping Falls

by Mr. Bang

I had the most exciting adventure with my family recently.  It was a hike at Pedernales Falls State Park!  I was asking my parents if I could go rock hopping, and then they took us to this place one Saturday.  It was fun, it was fun, it was awesome, it was fun.  It was awesome, it was fun.  [Editor’s Note: As I, his mother, is typing this for him, he is singing a long song that solely consists of the phrases, “It is awesome” and “It is fun.”  I’m refraining from typing out his entire song, to his protests!]

The first thing we did was climb over a lot of rocks and look at water.  It was easy to walk on the rocks, although you had to be careful to not fall down in a ditch – a very deep ditch in some places, and in some places, very shallow.  They were made by water erosion.  It was really neat climbing over the rocks!

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 When there’s a lot of rain, the water completely covers the rocks we had been on, as you see here in this video.  It shows how big a flood can be, doesn’t it?  

There was one area that had water rushing through it.  

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There were two ways to get to a beach: 1) climbing up rocks, and 2) going through water to climb up rocks.  I went the dry way, and it was way awesome!  Um, mum, mum, mum.  Um, mum, mum, mum, mum. [continue prolonged song…]  

It was hard.  There were two rocks like you see here.  They were very narrow and hard to climb up because I had to maneuver with my feet on one wall and my back on the other and I had to move like that.  I made it!  I found fossils and 1 arrowhead and 1 spear-head.  We spent a very long time on the beach.  

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We got to go geocaching for the first time! We had to look up on Dad’s phone where it was.  We followed it until we got to the area.  We had to look through some rocks and briars until we found it.  Once we got to the right spot, it was an easy cache – we just looked at some rocks and found the box.  The reason we knew is because it was a weathered, metal box showing through the rocks. We saw the stuff inside, but since we had no trinkets, we didn’t take anything from the box.  

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We thought about getting another geocache but we decided not to.  We were tired and wanted to go home to the RV.  

I would give it five stars, and if you’re thinking in ten stars concept, I would give it ten stars!  It’s the best hiking place I’ve been!

6 thoughts on “Rock Hopping Falls

  1. I had an uncle who was what we call a “rock hound”. He would love the fact that you are doing this type of exploring. His daughter, my cousin, made jewelry from some of the gems he found. I will show you a necklace she made from one of his finds. Enjoy all your blogs.

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    • Oh, I didn’t know that, Gran! That’s really cool! 😛 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -MB

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  2. What an adventure! That was quite a feat to move with your back on one rock and your feet on another – good job! The flood video was awesome – and scary. I liked your green socks, too!

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    • Thank you, Belle! You’re right – that video is awesome! We had a lot of fun! 😛 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -MB

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    • Are you afraid of heights, too? I am! And what’s with all of that “AIYEIEIIAAAIIEIAAAA”? 😛 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -MB

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