Hiking At Enchanted Rock State Park

Today, I took some time off from my day job, and went hiking at a park nearby called Enchanted Rock.

I’ve been shooting a lot of digital lately – since I’ve been working from home, I haven’t been into the city much, and my photo lab is in the city… so, it’s been easier to shoot digital. I’ll be getting back to shooting some film soon, I promise. Today, my photos are all taken with the Canon EOS 5d Mark IV and a Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM.

Enchanted Rock’s Summit Trail is a moderately hard hike (in my opinion) since it’s all up hill (except for the return). It’s about 400 feet of climbing, some of it fairly steep. Towards the top it’s very open since the rock supports less vegetation. It’s basically a huge piece of granite (you can read more about it at the link above) that’s now a state park.

I was trying to capture some of the flowers on my way up, and there were a lot of clouds, so I was trying to make use of that background when it looked nice. I’m not 100% satisfied, but wanted to post some (I don’t think I’m ever 100% satisfied, but that’s me).

I didn’t make it all the way up, as it was pretty hot today (near 100° f), and I’m a bit out of shape. I’d like to return when it’s a little cooler and try to go all the way up.

Here’s some of my images. I like using the wide angle lens. I think I’ll take this lens with me when I go to Santa Fe, NM in a couple weeks. I’m anxious to post photos from that trip. I love New Mexico!

In Texas, we can use the state parks, but we have to reserve a spot ahead, and the number of people in the park is limited. There were quite a few people there today, and (my opinion) being outdoors is healthy in this time of Coronavirus. I think we need to get out of the house, and immerse ourselves in nature (again my opinion, I’m not a doctor)!

As always, stay healthy, but post pictures from your outdoor adventures. I’d love to see them.