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Balanced Rock - Stanton, Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrPirateCat
N 37° 46.444 W 083° 40.789
17S E 263977 N 4184130
Quick Description: This is the Balance Rock in Natural Bridge State Resort Park just south of Stanton, Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 12:20:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMECVD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member caverspencer
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Long Description:
Natural Bridge has several unique sandstone rock formations, including the original Balanced Rock. This is a huge block of sandstone balanced on the edge of a cliff near the Natural Bridge. The trail to this formation is now off limits to tourists. An even more spectacular formation, also called the "Balanced Rock", is located on Trail #2, not far above Hemlock Lodge. In the early days of the Park, it was called the Sphinx because, when viewed from the correct angle, it crudely resembles the Sphinx in Egypt.

Although it is now called the Balanced Rock, it is in fact a pedestal rock - a single piece of stone that has weathered in such a fashion that its mid-section is narrower than its cap or its base. This formation is one of the biggest and most perfectly formed examples of a pedestal rock east of the Rocky Mountains.

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