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Giant Rock.
05-MAY-2007 sally

Giant Rock.

Landers ,Ca

Said to be the largest free standing Granite rock in the world ! After years of campers and camp fires heating and cooling , a huge piece of the rock split and fell off .
Giant Rock's most interesting bit of history took place in the 1940's when a German miner by the name of Frank Critzer made himself a cozy home under the rock.
He dug out two large rooms each having a seperate entrance and with a vent between .
Where the rock split was the entrance to his storeroom and on the north/east side was the entrance to the room he lived in .
He carved a stairway out of the rock down to his room below! he also had shelfs in the walls! and a wood stove .
Before the county filled it in sometime around 1980, we explored the rooms many times they had great acoustics! and natural air conditioning from the vent between the rooms .

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Guest 08-May-2007 02:47
Wow, impressive and nice sky for a background:-)
Joy Miller07-May-2007 19:41
Great shot and an interesting story.
Guest 07-May-2007 11:25
Needed to have someone standing next to it to show size, or is there. 8-) What a neat retreat the miner had at one time.
Jane06-May-2007 19:57
A beautiful photo and very interesting back story.
Isabel Cutler06-May-2007 19:01
Judith Barnett06-May-2007 17:49
A very nice shot of the rock Sal. It is nice you posted the hostory of Giant Rock too for others that don't know about it.