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Snakes!

Snakes!

Didn't see any.


Classic overview

Classic overview

This is the photo everyone takes when they see the falls for the first time.


Chute

Chute


Don't fall in!

Don't fall in!

Almost all the water coming downstream gets shunted through here. This is why you can't swim here anymore.


Cave

Cave


Hole in the rock

Hole in the rock

Nice view upstream from the falls.


Mossy Rock

Mossy Rock

I climbed up from the falls to this pretty view.


Trailhead

Trailhead

The view to the top. Looks easy, but my legs were jello by the time I got there.


Purple Buds

Purple Buds

Closeup time! Anyone know what this is?


Little Pool

Little Pool

These depressions fill with dirt and grass, and sometimes water. I thought the effect was pretty cool.


Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

A view from the top.


Exfoliation

Exfoliation

This is a perfect shot of the reason this is called an "exfoliation dome." As the granite weathers it flakes off and slides down the sides of the dome.


Four Flower Cactus

Four Flower Cactus


Double Cactus Flower

Double Cactus Flower

Lots of flowers around, but this is the only cactus I found with blooms.


Ferns

Ferns

I don't remember Texas having this many ferns, but they were under nearly every rock at Enchanted Rock SP.