High On A Rock – Raven Rock

Being a Sagittarius I love an adventure! As girly as I am I still love being outside with the Mother Nature. 

The sun is coming out to play more since it’s May (it’s cliche but how did we get here so fast?!) and I love to feel it on my face and skin.

Matt & I were both in the mood for an adventure a few weekends ago but I had work on Friday and he had to work on Sunday.

We formed a plan! 

I let him do the leg work as I was exhausted from what life had been throwing at me all week. He came to me with the Idea of Raven Rock, I knew nothing about it just that it was outdoors, sounded cool, and was only about an hour 1/2 drive.

I packed the new cutest back pack I had with essentials like water, Lara Bars, Aleve, bandaids, Gatorade, and a mandala blanket. I like to make sure every base is covered because ya never know, right? Matt laughs at me.

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

Matt had done a little research but I had no idea what to expect. The day was gorgeous and a ton of people had the same idea as us. In the camp ground you could smell hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill which had me salivating at one point. We pulled out a blueberry muffin Lara Bar and started the 5 mile trek to the rock.

The trails are clearly marked with color coded reflectors depending on which trail you happen to be following. I was impressed and at ease with this (I’m terrified of being lost in the woods!). 

For the steeper sections huge wooden planks were added for more traction along with support going up or coming down. 

There were two Boy Scout groups we passed with the big packs carrying walking sticks and munching on granola bars.

Matt & I sat by the stream listening to the sound of the water flowing as the other adventurist followed the winding trail. 

The day was perfect and the top of the rock made it so memorable! The trees had gigantic root systems that even formed out of the ground and the cliffs that were ages old that hung over us while we sat around like lizards on the warm rocks. 

It was so much fun my phone mainly stayed in the backpack but I did manage to get a few photos.

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

High On A Rock - Raven Rock

 

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19 thoughts on “High On A Rock – Raven Rock

  1. Wow! That looks like such and fun and a little scary adventure! I’d love to try that sometime. We don’t have much terrain like that here in Florida. Or maybe I’m not looking for it. Lol

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  2. What a great adventure! We live in Western Australia and it was amazing just how much your trail looked like some of the trails we’ve walked in various regions throughout Australia. The tree with the magnificent root system is similar to trees that we’ve seen in the Kimberley region of WA and also in the Daintree rain forest in Queensland. The photos really tell the story and I love your writing 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I love rummaging around in the wilderness although I’m terrified of almost everything in it. I’d love to visit Australia, every photo I’ve seen is absolutely gorgeous.

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      1. I’m the same … I love the wilderness but always worry about snakes, spiders, rustling things in the undergrowth, slippery rocks (I’m not very sure footed at 70+ years), but the magic of the wilderness (or “the bush” as we call it) tends to take your mind away from the terrors as you get absorbed in the amazing beauty of nature.

        I’m a bit biased and as I’ve never travelled outside of Australia I don’t have anything to compare it with, but I believe that we live in one of the best places on this earth. We live in the Darling Ranges east of Perth in Western Australia. The air is clean, our district is surrounded by native forest, orchards and vineyards, and although our village has grown in the past 40 years it is still more of a village than a suburb.

        I will look forward to following your journeys from now on.
        Kay 🙂

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