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Rocking Stone Tower

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Rocking Stone Tower

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Djbigelow wrote a review Jul 2019
Sacramento, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
The book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist, provides an excellent history associated with the family that made this rock famous in the late 19th century.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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rolfTruckee wrote a review Jan 2017
truckee40 contributions7 helpful votes
a geological abnormality. Perched above historical downtown Truckee with a birds eye view of the down and to the mountains eastward. Walk or drive to the tower, climb the steep steel stairs and be impressed. A great attraction for many reasons
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Date of experience: December 2016
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liquid_elements wrote a review Jun 2016
Santa Cruz, California104 contributions24 helpful votes
Sort of an oddity. I didn't intend to go there, but saw the tower and decided to check it out. The huge granite boulder no longer rocks and has asphalt all around the base. There is a smaller rock on top and a tower over it all. A steep set of metal stairs get you up there. Just really odd. Good view from up there, though.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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calsun99 wrote a review May 2016
Truckee, California678 contributions195 helpful votes
This is a huge granite boulder perched on top of an enormous granite rock. The boulder is about 6ft in diameter. At one time, you could push it with 1 finger and it would rock back and forth. It has been cemented in place, probably for safety reasons. It perches upon a granite boulder that must be 15-18ft high. You need stairs to climb up to the top. Not sure if it a glacial erratic or an indian ceremonial spot. Its been there a very long time. Worth a 5 minute visit if you are in Truckee. It's on Kaiser avenue up High st from downtown to the north. its next to a large quonset hut style building.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Chiefly1 wrote a review Dec 2014
1,434 contributions378 helpful votes
It's unique and left over from a prehistoric glacier. Doesn't rock anymore though. You can see this from the highway and if your ready for a break go for it.
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