Day 18 "Blogging from A-Z Challenge"!
is for Ringing Rocks
Eighteen miles East of Butte, Montana is a huge pile of rocks that "ring" when you tap them with a hammer. It is believed that the ringing is caused by the composition of the rock and the way the joining patterns have developed as they have eroded. What is funny is that if a rock is removed from the pile - it will no longer ring! (cited)
We stumbled upon this phenomenon thanks to the campground where we stayed outside of Butte. The owners of the campground suggested that we visit Ringing Rocks.
It is definitely off the beaten path!
In fact, the road cut across a farmer's land where I fell in love with this cow with a heart on it's head.
The road we traveled....
We had to drive for about 20 minutes and I was just about thinking we were going the wrong way. Then, finally, we saw this sign!
This is Jim hammering away on the rocks.
Now, if you promise me you won't laugh.....pinkie swear? You can view this video of Jim hitting the rocks. Just skip over the first part where there is a little discussion (ahem) about me not knowing how to run the video camera and Jim letting out a big sigh. That's the first 5 seconds. You can go to YouTube for more exciting videos of people hitting the rocks at Ringing Rock.
As always, thanks for stopping by!