I was a little disappointed to learn that some of the Cycle365 judges have been questioning whether my rocks are big enough. Um, wait a minute. That didn’t come out right. What I meant to say is that one of the judges — along with a crazy Green Bay Packer fanatic — aren’t so sure that the rocks I’ve been displaying even meet the definition of “rock.” They are more inclined to think of them as “stones.” “A rock is too big to throw” is one definition I’ve heard. Fine. If that’s how it’s going to be, I’m prepared to go out and find some great BIG rocks. (To those of you who have come to my defense in this matter, I thank you.)
I knew exactly where to go to find some great BIG rocks. It’s a very secret place on the southeast part of MY Town that I had only discovered about a year ago. A bike trail runs nearby, but you can hardly see the secret place from there. The secret place is in a little, deeply-eroded valley and it requires a steep hike of about 50 yards to get there. There isn’t a hiking trail, so you just have to bushwhack your way through the woods. It’s a nice place to just sit and contemplate nature, geology, philosophy, and big freakin’ rocks.
Maybe it’s not so secret anymore. One time this summer, I went down there and discovered the tattered tent of a homeless person. A week later the tent was gone. Today, I noticed there were boot prints in the snow that led down to the big rocks, but thank goodness I didn’t see anybody.
I hoisted my bike onto my shoulder and carried it down through the snow and trees so I could include it in my pictures of big rocks. Riding The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong (or any other bike) down there would have been impossible.
Anyway, the pictures will be coming up shortly. There can be no doubt that they are great BIG rocks. There can also be no doubt that I’ve finally put an end to my clueless posts and have added some interesting and semi-factual geological science to the captions of my rock photos. Learn and enjoy.
I have to go now. The big Viking-49er playoff game is starting in a few minutes.