Standing Rock is all it has been billed to be...by so many different people!
The giant rock-formation looms out of the hillsides on upper Piney Creek in Extreme Northern Izard County. It has been host to countless Easter Sunday celebrations over the generations when people from the area have gathered to frolic among the standing stones of Izard. Viewed from above, the structure almost resembles the ancient stone circle we know as Stonehenge. If one looks closely at the bottom right photo in the post, you may be able to make out the head of a Native-American Chief!
A large portion of the rock is said to have dislodged around 1900 and fell to where it now stands apart from the rest of the structure. The fallen portion stands as a natural sounding board forming a perfect amphitheater...it's even curved! The hike was enjoyable except for one mishap that occurred when one of our group twisted an ankle on our descent off the rock.
We are so thankful to Kirk and Patty Boyd for leading us to their awesome possession...a place we have long wanted to document and experience! We were also glad to have Ron Helm, VP of Student Services at Ozarka College in Melbourne, along with us for this great excursion.
Note: You can watch our series of 8 short clips form this excursion by visiting our EIC TV Page!