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Grapevine Hills— The Grapevine Hills Trail is well known for its picturesque Balanced Rock. However, no one will deny the incredible surroundings with various rocks exhibiting odd shapes and characteristics to amaze anyone. The trail itself is reached via a 6.5-mile drive on an improved dirt road. Once you park your vehicle, the actual hike is about 1 mile on a relatively flat terrain until you get to the Balanced Rock area. The last quarter of a mile is steep and strenuous. Take time to stop and turn around to admire the various rock formations. These rocks are igneous, and through erosion (spheroidal weathering) they resulted into what we see today along the trail. This particular section caught my eyes with the various circular swirl patterns.

Aperture: ƒ/8
Camera: ILCE-6300
Taken: 3 April, 2017
Focal length: 65.3mm
ISO: 100
Location: 29° 23.9598′ 0″ N 103° 12.1555′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/250s