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.
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