Sunday, September 26, 2010

Backpacking to Scripture Rocks



My brother came home for the weekend to visit and for something different to do, we decided to try out hands at geocaching. Well, that sucked, but the backpacking gave us lots of beautiful scenery.

We headed off to Brookville to try and find Scripture Rocks. Scripture Rocks are the result of years of religious zeal and a chisel. Well, probably many, many, chisels. Rock outcrops in this area are covered with literally thousands of lines of biblical scripture that have been carved into them nearly a century ago.

We never did find the cache. It's in an area that is party central. There were tons of beer bottles and several dog skulls (or at least I think they were dogs). Not far from that site, is an illegal dump with computers, TVs and other trash. So sad to see the beauty of the forest destroyed by unthinking mutants.

UPDATE: Thanks to an observant reader (Coy at Country Captures) who knows more about such things than I do, the skull is not a dog, but a white tailed deer - no doubt a doe.

We never did find the cache. No biggie. We found one of the trees covered with scripture and Randy, Todd & Arielle found a couple of the carved rocks. By the time we got to the area where the rocks were, I wasn't able to make the six plus-mile round trip. Mom & I ordered pizza and ran and picked it up while the others kept hiking. Besides the rocks, the trail had 17 severed heads for people to find. I saw two before we turned around.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The cache from geocaching sounded like a Halloween experience ... dog skulls, 17 severed heads!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Coy said...

Hi Gretchen
Glad to see you're back blogging. Sound like you had an interesting day. I never tried geocaching, doesn't seem like my cup of tea.

The skull looks like that of a whitetail doe. Notice the molars and then the space along the narrow nose with no teeth. A canine has teeth running the full length of the jaw bone.

Take care and thanks for your comments at Country Captures.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Dan and Katie had fun geocaching recently. I want to try it next with her! I would love to see some of those Scripture Rocks. How cool!

11:05 PM  

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