The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks

I will never underestimate the power of a hike to Flat Rocks. I’ve written many times about this special place in our creek that the family calls, “Flat Rocks.” It is where I have instructed my family to spread my ashes when I die. On our trip to Grafton, West Virginia last week we took a group up (shown above). Once again, I was awestruck by the magic of this place.

This post is a mix of old and new photos. So much has changed, but so much remains the same. My children love this place as much as I do and almost instantly revert to their childhood selves as we hike through our woods. They climb things, throw things, and they paint each other’s faces with ground-up colored rocks. The only real difference between then and now is how elaborate the painting has become. It’s a special place and a special thing to watch.

The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Joshua, painting faces in 2022.
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Joshua, painting faces in 2007.
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Noah, initiating his girlfriend, Abbey.
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Abbey and Zachariah (behind), painting Noah’s face and back.
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Joshua, painting Sam’s face in 2022
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Isaiah in 2022
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Isaiah in 2007
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Brothers (Isaiah and Joshua) in 2022.
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Brothers (Isaiah and Joshua) in 2022.
The Power Of A Hike To Flat Rocks
Brothers (Isaiah and Zach) in 2006.

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EXIF Data Below Applies Only To The Featured Photo In This Post
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-1
  • Taken: 30 June, 2022
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • 2 Comments

    1. Magical

    2. PEDRO MIGUEL PEREIRA

      great family

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