Our very first hike as a family took place about 14 miles south of our house. We had heard that there were petroglyphs along the river on Fountain Bluff.
A petroglyph (rock engraving) is a picture made in the rocks by native people using tools to carve into the rock.
So with our new knowledge, we headed out. The trail as it turned out, wasn't really a trail. Oh my goodness, I am surprised I lived to tell the tale about it. There was a weedy, muddy 4-wheeler trail that was maybe 200 feet long from the road that leads up to the petroglyphs. However, after we saw them, we decided to keep walking up this game trail.
The view was spectacular. Above is the Mississippi River bottoms.
All in all, it was an awesome day. Even if it wore all of us out. We have since done a few more hikes, and our vacation centered on caves and wildlife. Vacation posts are coming soon.
Want to learn more??? Go check out Petroglyphs at Fountain Bluff on Facebook. Or check out The Fountain Bluff's site on Natural Almanac.