Wednesday, May 6

Monument Hike

Today we hiked the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument which for over 13,000 years provided the best stone (rainbow-hued flint) for tools and weapons used by the inhabitants of the High Plains. The site played a central role in the commerce, and culture that developed in this part of the country. Access to the monument is restricted (no just wandering around on your own) and we were fortunate that a National Park Service volunteer was available to lead us on a very informative hike.


This picture was taken at the halfway point of the hike. See the van?



  1. I assume you are not suppose to remove any of the flint from the park. Love the pics

  2. I am a "rock" person. This is beautiful!