We live near the "Granite City," named so because granite was, and still is, a huge industry in the area. This quarry was started in 1863 by two Scotsmen and closed in 1950. The park opened to the public in 1993. I will use the term "to the public" loosely because it is a popular swimming hole and my dad has pictures of him, and many others, swimming and picnicking her in the 1940's.
Besides being able to "legally" swim in the 116 feet deep quarries, there are several miles of groomed walking and skiing trails. It was beautiful to wander through the trails and pick up a few geocaches while we are at it.
On this trip we were with our homeschool co-op Helmet Required friends.
At this quarry, one of 20, these two geese were almost across to the other side. We took our cameras and started taking their picture (the beauty of the place is not captured on these photos). As we were snapping away, they can swimming over to us and we swear, started posing. As soon as we put our cameras away, they swam off. Hmmm, a little wild life vanity?