The Pedernales River winds across the Texas Hill Country, and at Pedernales Falls State Park it has a wide stretch of rock falls. The word “falls” suggests water falling from a height, but it’s actually a gradual sloping stretch of rock about a mile long, that the water runs over, or slips over. So it’s not as vertically spectacular as, say, Niagara Falls, but it’s still pretty grand, in that low-key Texas Hill Country way. In short, I’m building it up, but I don’t want to set you up for disappointment, either. Because then you might voice that disappointment, and I don’t know if I could handle that, since I’m really rather fond of Pedernales Falls.
Okay, I’ll stop now. Just have a look. No, wait, start with remembering the somewhat claustrophobic cedar forest you had to walk through first:
And then you get to the overlook, where you go from feeling closed in to this (and remember, you can click on the photos to see them bigger):
Did I mention how much I love this place? And this is just the overlook. From there you go down to the rocks. That’s for the next post.