Ožkų pečius exposure
Exposures – one of the most beautiful natural phenomena found in Lithuania. They do not only gift the visitors with amazing views, but also open the pages of the history of Earth, who’s counting million of years.
The top of the rock looking down to the confluence of two rivers – Nemunas and Verknė – was loved by roe deer once. The locals, looking at them climbing he rocks, called them goats. The roe deer having climbed the rocks would lie in the sun. For half a day they would warm themselves like this. The locals didn’t take long to name the rock “Ožkų pečius” (Goat Oven).
Today the rock doesn’t look like an oven anymore. The larger part of the rock has fallen to the river. The conglomerate of sand, gravel, cobblestone and boulder is not only destroyed by the rain or wind, but by the visitors, wanting to test its strength as well.
As the 6 m height rock disintegrates, it starts to look as a spongy bee hive. As the pieces of conglomerate fall to the bottom, ravines and niches appear.
The ones wishing to see the “Ožkų pečius” with their own eyes today need to travel to the district of Prienai. You will find the exposure between the neighbourhoods of Žideikonys and Gudakalanis , on the right shore of Verknė.