• Visiting #ChimneyRock in the Western #NebraskaPanhandle. AlphaHippie really knows how to catch me at my most photogenic moments, doesn't he? Good thing I stopped caring about perfection long ago. I'm really not the most cooperative subject anyway.

    On our roadtrip to Utah a couple years backs one of our #boondocking sites as we were returning brought us close to this #NationalHistoricSite. I've visited it a few times way back in my life, so I wanted AlphaHippie to see it and to see how much it had eroded since my last visit. I was surprised to see how little erosion there was. The landscape out here in the Western part of Nebraska's Panhandle is quite flat and wide open. Because of this, not only do the winds and rains erode these fragile features, but lightning strikes take their toll as well. The spire itself used to rise into a sharp point, which is fully blunted now.

    What makes this feature a #NationalTreasure is that it was used as a #Landmark for travelers along not only the #MormonTrail, but the #OregonTrail and #CaliforniaTrail(s) as well. There is a plethora of mentions in historical writings and diaries mentioning it. The #HistoricSite itself is quite bland. It's a short drive up a dirt road where it dead ends into a small parking area with an cemetery on one side and the Rock on the other. There is a trail to it, but we didn't get that close. We wanted to get to our campsite before dark, so it was just a quick visit. There is a Museum, but it's a little further West.

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    Visiting #ChimneyRock in the Western #NebraskaPanhandle. [AlphaHippie] really knows how to catch me at my most photogenic moments, doesn't he? Good thing I stopped caring about perfection long ago. I'm really not the most cooperative subject anyway. On our roadtrip to Utah a couple years backs one of our #boondocking sites as we were returning brought us close to this #NationalHistoricSite. I've visited it a few times way back in my life, so I wanted [AlphaHippie] to see it and to see how much it had eroded since my last visit. I was surprised to see how little erosion there was. The landscape out here in the Western part of Nebraska's Panhandle is quite flat and wide open. Because of this, not only do the winds and rains erode these fragile features, but lightning strikes take their toll as well. The spire itself used to rise into a sharp point, which is fully blunted now. What makes this feature a #NationalTreasure is that it was used as a #Landmark for travelers along not only the #MormonTrail, but the #OregonTrail and #CaliforniaTrail(s) as well. There is a plethora of mentions in historical writings and diaries mentioning it. The #HistoricSite itself is quite bland. It's a short drive up a dirt road where it dead ends into a small parking area with an cemetery on one side and the Rock on the other. There is a trail to it, but we didn't get that close. We wanted to get to our campsite before dark, so it was just a quick visit. There is a Museum, but it's a little further West. #SoMee #someeofficial #someeoriginals #originalcontent #AweSoMee #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #LandscapePhotography #nature #scenery #Nebraska #History #adventure #life #AmericanHistory
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