Ascent of Enchanted Rock on 2012-02-06

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Monday, February 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Enchanted Rock
    Elevation:1825 ft / 556 m

Ascent Trip Report

Amazing/unique rock outcrops.

The pink-toned, naturally-occurring solid-granite structure (and numerous adjacent smaller ones) is the second largest outcropping of granite in the USA, bested only by Georgia's Stone Mountain.

From the TH in the Park, I hiked a counterclockwise loop to the summits of Turkey Peak (elev 1660'), Enchanted Rock (elev 1825') and Little Rock (elev 1740') ..... about 2.5 miles, 1h25 hours Loop Trip.
Enchanted Rock has a "US Coast & Geodetic Survey Reference Mark, Enchanted Rock No. 2, 1956", the other 2 summits do not.

Enchanted Rock State Park is located on CR 965 , 16.7 miles north of Hwy 290 in Fredericksburg.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:705 ft / 215 m
    Elevation Loss:705 ft / 215 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:705 ft / 215 m
    Extra Loss:280 ft / 85 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:counterclockwise loop ove 3 summits
    Trailhead:TH parking north of visitors center  1400 ft / 426 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:425 ft / 130 m
    Route:counterclockwise loop ove 3 summits
    Trailhead:TH parking north of visitors center  1400 ft / 426 m

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