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Hanging Rock

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

On a hot summer’s day a few months ago, with nothing to do, we took a drive to Hanging Rock. About an hour’s drive away from Melbourne is a cluster rocks that seem to stick right out of the earth. After a little bit of reading, I found that the rocks are called mamelon. Created 6.25 million years ago by stiff magma pouring from a vent and congealing in place.

going up Hanging Rock

going up Hanging Rock

rocks sticking right up

rocks sticking right up

The rocks were very impressive and after a short hike up we were rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the Macedon Ranges.

perched on a stone

perched on a stone

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I thought if I got crushed – it would just be fate… 🙂

from the top

from the top

lovely view from the top of Hanging Rock

lovely view from the top of Hanging Rock

It was certainly well worth the effort to walk up, and a very enjoyable way to spend the day.