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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CHAINED ROCK, Pine Mountain State Resort Park, KY

On my Joyful Reflections blog post today (click HERE),  I talked about how gorgeous Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Kentucky is.  I showed some photos of the lodge and area.  This photo today is only one of several hikes we took while there.  This was a hike to a place called CHAINED ROCK.

The hike took us to the edge of the top of a mountain where there is a HUGE ROCK.  Since there is a town right below that big rock (Pineville, KY),  years ago they put a big chain up  there supposedly protecting the people in Pineville.   The big rock has never fallen --so I suppose that the people below are SAFE.... I will do an entire blog post about this sometime on Joyful Reflections... It was an interesting hike!!!

Hugs,

24 comments:

Linda said...

An interesting post about why the rock got chained up. Look forward to hearing about your hike.

eileeninmd said...

I would hate to see the rock fall, maybe it is good that they chained it up.

Sandra said...

thanks for the photo, it was there when I was 10 and had been there many years before that, we lived not under the rock but almost under... great shot of it...

linda m said...

Thanks for the explanation as to why the chain is there. Looking forward to the post on your hike.

Daisy said...

Betsy, what a great story and photo to go along with it. Makes me wonder what the rock is chained to and how did they know that if the rock fell that it wouldn't pull down whatever it is chained to too?! haha! :D

TexWisGirl said...

well, i hope it continues to hold!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

well, i'll be. that's awesome. thanks, for the info. take care. ( :

Fun60 said...

Love the story of the chained rock. I have never heard of that before but I suppose if you live underneath it, it makes a lot of sense.

Ann said...

well that's certainly interesting.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fascinating,but with the size of that rock,I have to wonder if that chain is strong enough. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Chained rock eh? Love the story. MB

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lets hope the chain stays intact. :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Very interesting. A chained rock. I will watch out for your post.

Jeevan said...

Looking forward to explore more on this chained rock in your blog! Hope it never fall :)

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello Dear Betsy!
Your picture is perfect.
The first time I see such a lovely place.
I admire the magnificent landscape.
Thank you that you took me with you I saw it.
Greetings.
Lucia

Neal said...

I've always thought the chain was more for show that anything else. There's no way that chain would hold that rock. :) Very beautiful view from there however.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm not sure that the chain would hold that rock if it had a mind to fall, but it's a great story. If it makes the folks down below feel safer, then I guess that is all that matters. Nice photo Betsy. Pine Mountain is only a couple of hours from my home town. Did you know that my home town (and family) are in Kentucky?

Blackberry Lane said...

How very interesting.

SweetMarie said...

Great photo! Gorgeous view! I hope that chain is in good shape! :)
hugs,
Marie

Joy said...

Interesting picture Betsy:)
Have a happy day; )

Donna said...

How funny! Boy, that's a lovely view from up there!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous view!
I'm glad you explained the chain since I could not imagine why it is there.

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, that's a breathtaking view of the forests and valley and mountains beyond. I wonder if that chain could really hold that rock from falling??? And if it did tumble down the mountain side are there trees that might curtail its fall? So many questions!!! Peace.

Amelia said...

Hi Betsy, very spectacular photo and the scenery is excellent. Very interesting place. Thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely week ahead, regards. *hugs*