June 12, 2013

Flint Hills Road Trip ~ Teter Rock

This month I had a chance to visit a place in the Flint Hills I'd heard a lot about but had never seen--Teter Rock. 

It's a place in the middle of a pasture, found  about 11 1/2 miles east of Cassoday, just south of Teterville--a town that no longer exists, nor are there any markings for it, other than if you pass over a big hill, you've gone too far!

You cross over a cattleguard onto a private pasture and follow a very bumpy road, but the view was spectacular. 

In the 1870s, James Teter piled rocks as a marker to guide pioneers searching for the Cottonwood River. Eventually the rocks were removed and used for construction materials. In 1954 a 16-foot-tall slab of rock was erected on this hilltop in honor of Mr. Teter. 

We arrived about the same time that a storm passed through, so the views were amazing.

And the wind was ferocious.

Some massive limestone rock on the edge of the hill.

A sweet little bunny hiding in the rocks.


Pam said...

Thanks for posting these. I've never heard of Teter Rock, though I've heard of Cassoday. I love the Flint Hills but don't get a chance to see that area of it often. It's nice to "visit" through your photos.

Deborah Vogts said...

Thanks for stopping by, Pam. We try to visit the Flint Hills at least twice a year, and it's never often enough. :) If you get a chance, try to find Teter Rock. It's really a pretty place.

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