Enchanted Rock, about two hours from Austin, is a half hour of moderate exertion 425 straight up the gradual sloping face of a pink granite rock. It was almost frighteningly windy at the top, as if I might be carried off into the sky. Aaron said on his last trip he saw a prickly pear cactus uprooted and flying through the air and that was when he knew to head back down. It was also a bit frightening in the pass below to imagine the plentiful rocks and boulders loosening from the steep hillside and falling into our path. But it was enchanting nonetheless to get a bit of exercise and work up an appetite for barbeque, to see Texas hill country spread out before us, and to picnic in the woods nestled in its base.