This weekend I took short hike to a local geological phenomenon called The Whangie. It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine (which has been rare the last couple of months) and a few snow flurries. The Whangie is a section of a mountain that is said to have been sliced by the movement of a glacier, leaving a natural path flanked by 50 ft of sheer rock walls. It is a beautiful walk up to the Whangie, and the snow covered peaks only made the views even more spectacular. This is the second time I’ve hiked this part of the Killpatrick hills. Both times I couldn’t help but feel like I walking through something from out of The Lord of the Rings.