Treasure Hunters – The Wonders of Pedernales Falls



The Sunday after Thanksgiving, my husband and I took the scenic route on our way home through the hill country of Texas.  The Pedernales Falls State Park sign lead us on a treasure hunt down a narrow, winding road, guarded by brush and lots of cacti.  The natural treasure we discovered at Pedernales was breathtaking!

Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas

But wait!  Where were the falls?  Well – for now – these are Pedernales DRY Falls.  Due to the severe drought in Texas, the large falls became just a trickle.  Not to worry though, the falls will return.

Here’s a pic of the falls at a normal level…

Pedernales Falls – Normal Level – Pic from TPWD site

Wow!  What a difference!  My husband and I definitely want to come back when there is more water here.  Here’s another pic of the falls at flood stage. It was taken just five minutes after the picture above.  “The Pedernales River running through the park can flash flood with little or no warning. The water in the river can rise from a placid stream to a raging torrent in a few minutes.” TPWD quote.  

Pedernales Falls in a flash flood. Picture taken just 5 minutes after the one above.Pic from TPWD

That’s amazing!  After looking at the flash flood warnings, I was glad it was a bright and beautiful day for exploring!  Join us on the rest of this adventure as we explore the falls area and discover more treasures!

 Psalm 29:10
The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever.

Adventure to be continued…

About Kimberly Guthrie

Kimberly Guthrie loves adventures in the outdoors. National Park Ranger, Outdoor instructor, curriculum writer, teacher and guide at Mount St. Helens’ Seven Wonders Museum are some of her life adventures. Kim continues to write and teach about the outdoors. Currently, she serves as outdoor education consultant for Allaso Ranch near Hawkins, Texas. Kim holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from University of Central Arkansas and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.
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2 Responses to Treasure Hunters – The Wonders of Pedernales Falls

  1. Kid Reporter Kaylee says:

    This is getting interesting! Oh, and, congrats on being on the top 10 list! :)

    • kimgjones says:

      Thanks for the encouragement Kid Reporter! Pedernales Falls was a super fun and amazing adventure! There is more to come! Also, thanks for the congrats on being in the top 10! It was a fun blessing! (:

      Ranger Kim

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