It had been raining, almost non-stop, for weeks in Houston. When we finally found the sun on I-10 somewhere around Columbus, we knew it was going to be a good trip. The hike in was a little grueling as we had to climb halfway up the dome with our 50+ lb packs strapped to our backs, before descending into a tight, rocky canyon called Echo canyon, and further on to our campsite. Tony scouted the best site Moss Lake Primitive campsite had to offer- complete with a "chaise lounge" shaped rock on which we could recline and take in million dollar views of the Enchanted Rock itself. We set up camp, made dinner, and turned in to rest up for the next day.
After a chilly night we woke up to clear blue skies and lots of sunshine. We had hash browns with peppers and fresh fruit for breakfast and tried out our new french press made just for camping- never again will we take that freeze-dried, instant coffee crap. We took a leisurely stroll while sipping our gourmet coffee and discussing which route we would take. We decided to take the Loop Trail to the front of the park, where we ate the hummus and veggies that we brought for lunch. We began our ascent of Enchanted Rock stopping here and there for water breaks and photo opps. The view from the top is breathtaking and we decided to just sit back and take it all in for a while before making our way across the rock back to Echo Canyon. We had spent the majority of our day on the rock and decided to head back to camp for a late afternoon nap followed by an early dinner. The night was almost as beautiful as the day since there were hardly any clouds to block out the twinkle of millions of stars and we were able to use the Sky Guide app to locate constellations and planets. We took our time breaking down camp the next morning. Although we weren't eager to to leave, Enchanted Rock was just what we needed to shake off the winter and arouse our souls for adventures to come.