Whether it's just for fun, to promote a cause or to spread positive vibes, the painted rock movement has become a phenomenon in the Ogden area thanks to 801 Rocks.
The Standard-Examiner asked its readers for photos of rocks they've found or painted for the 801 Rocks movement. The following is a collection of those photos.
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801_rocks_23“My tribute to van Gogh,” Denise Renee Hassett wrote in a Facebook comment. “I love being a part of 801 Rocks!”
Photo supplied/Denise Renee Hass
801_rocks_11“This rock was painted for our angel baby that passed away in May,” Cyndi Allan wrote in a Facebook comment. “A member from 801 rocks that I have never met painted it for us.”
Photo supplied/Cyndi Allan
801_rocks_01“This group has helped my children become close friends,” Faleshia Pyles said in a Facebook comment. “It’s so exciting to see them help one another find a rock and then turn around and hide one for someone else. It's been a great honor to help teach them acts of service! And this rock community has helped raise awareness for things such as cancer, remembering babies born into heaven, O.U.R, and so many more, and in times of darkness these rocks help brighten the light!"
Photo supplied/Faleshia Pyles
Photo supplied/Susan Steffen
Photo supplied/Dawn Call Fuit
801_rocks_15“Left Snidely Whiplash on the tracks at Union Station,” Tori Davis wrote in a Facebook comment.
Photo supplied/Tori Davis
Photo supplied/Tangie Patrick Denkers
801_rocks_17“All of these rocks are being placed along the Haunted Half Marathon and 5K race route on Saturday, Oct. 14th,” Cyndi Allan wrote in a Facebook comment.
Photo supplied/Cyndi Allan
Photo supplied/Stacy Swanson-Moore
801_rocks_10“I did this rock because I wanted to find my husband a kidney donor!” Sonya Byers wrote in a Facebook comment. “Now we are addicted to painting and finding rocks.”
Photo supplied/Sonya Byers
Photo supplied/Susan Gerrard Wes
801_rocks_07“I painted this rock for Autism Awareness,” Stacy Whetman Child write in a Facebook comment. “When found by someone who struggles with autism will paint their own puzzle piece, put their name on it, and then hide for the next to find it.”
Photo supplied/Stacy Whetman Child
801_rocks_04“I painted these rocks with my mom, Kathy Nichols,” Carrie Sherlock wrote in a Facebook post. “I love painting and hiding rocks to brighten someone’s day. It’s my new favorite hobby!”
Photo supplied/Carrie Sherlock
801_rocks_20“Found while waiting for his bus,” Shellsey Mullins Stephens wrote in a Facebook comment.
Photo supplied/Shellsey Mullins
Photo supplied/Danny Rogers
801_rocks_08“My son’s favorite rocks!” Candy Bekstead wrote in a Facebook comment. “His larva rocks were painted special for him by a wonderful woman in the group! We love this group!”
Photo supplied/Candy Beckstead
801_rocks_05“This is such a good motivational tool for my 2 kids,” Andrea Losee wrote in a Facebook comment. “If homework is done, outfits picked for the next day, etc., I will let them paint rocks or hunt rocks for an hour. Stuff gets done because they love these rocks...especially the hunt!"
Photo supplied/Andrea Losee
801_rocks_03“My first going out this Friday the 13th,” Galen Karas said in a Facebook post.
Photo supplied/Galen Karas
Photo supplied/Melanie Kerbs
801_rocks_02“One of the favorites we found,” Melanie Sapikowski said in a Facebook comment.
Photo supplied/Melanie Sapikowsk
Photo supplied/Morgan Elizabeth
Photo supplied/Peggy Olson
Photo supplied/AunaLeigh Vallado