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A storm in the summer of 2001, aided by gravity, has tumbled the highest pinnacle of Castle Rock, but the formation is still impressive.
Our early spring March weather had turned suddenly frigid. While the day before our visit here had been mild (near 70 degrees), the overnight low had dipped to 7 degrees. Stiff winds created minus zero wind chills. (The saying is, "If you don't like the weather in Kansas, wait a minute.") When I stepped outside our warm truck to take photos, I became aware that such weather would probably freeze anyone caught exposed in about 20 minutes...
...which could have happened! The dirt road ringing this site was narrow and deeply rutted. Our truck ride was slow and teeth-rattling.
The chill atop the overlooking bluffs made as big an impression as the beauty of rock formations!
While visiting, please respect this site and the cattle grazing here.