There is a tale told about the Millhopper sinkhole. One that is about an indian princess and her braves. Walk with me as I tell you.
The Legend of the Devil’s Millhopper
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Indian princess who lived in a village. The devil wanted to marry the Indian princess but she wanted nothing to do with him. So one day he decided to kidnap her. He grabbed the Indian princess and ran. On hearing this, all the Indian braves were deeply sadden and began to chase the Devil and the Indian princess. As the braves began to get closer and closer, the Devil created a huge sinkhole for the Indians to fall into. When the braves tried to climb out of the sinkhole to save the princess, the Devil turned them to stone.
To this day, it’s said, that the weeping of water from the stones along the slopes of the Devil’s sinkhole are the tears the Indian braves shed for the beautiful princess.Now whether or not this legend is true about the sinkhole who knows I for one feel it is as only the Devil himself would create such beauty that requires you to suffer such torture to enjoy.
You see in order for you to fully enjoy this wonder you must first hike 232 steps down this 117 feet deep hole then to return you must hike 232 steps back up. Yes can you hear me huffing and puffing I’m sure you can I also manage to say a few choice words on my return trip. However because I am so nice and really sweet(ok people you can stop laughing now) I am going to treat you to some of the beauty I saw without making you break a sweat. So without further delay welcome to Devil’s Millhopper sinkhole.
Let’s talk: Is there a place near you that has a tale to tell? Have you ever been down inside a sinkhole before?
Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.
Love the photos, especially the one of your son! Thanks for sharing.
I agree, that's a lovely story, and I'm sure it's true. Lovely photos for us to look at today, and I love the one of your young man! Don't think I would have been able to climb my way up again!! Hope that all is well with you, and sorry that I haven't felt up to coming over to see you recently.