Tag Archives: hiking

Rock House – History and Geology

Just when you think the terrain could not be any more amazing in the Hocking Hills, after you’ve seen the wonders of Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and all the other natural features of the Hills, then go … Continue reading

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Ash Cave – A Natural Wonder

Even more spectacular than Old Man’s Cave is Ash Cave.  It is truly awe inspiring.  From the Hocking Hills Visitors Guide: Ash Cave — the largest recess cave in Ohio— is perhaps the most awe-inspiring feature of Hocking Hills State … Continue reading

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Cedar Falls – Barely There

This summer’s drought has affected Ohio in many ways.   Our lakes and streams are shadows of their former selves.  Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills is one of those places greatly altered by the lack of water.  This is what … Continue reading

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The challenge of Old Man’s Cave

If you’ve been to Old Man’s Cave, you’re probably saying, huh?  It’s not a challenging hike.  And I agree, the hike to the cave is not bad.  HOWEVER, until the end of October, 2012, the biggest challenge in the Hocking … Continue reading

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The Quest for Shoes

I waited a few days and the box finally arrived – my new hiking boots, Merrell’s, ordered on-line from Zappos.  They were attractive, lightweight low hikers as described.  Cushy footbed, non-slip soles.  I wore them around the house for a … Continue reading

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Hogback Ridge – Wildflowers, rocks and water

Wildflowers are blooming early this year due to the mild weather.  Last Saturday was a beautiful day so we headed to southern Lake County to Hogback Ridge Park, part of the Lake Metroparks system, to see if we could find … Continue reading

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Hiking the Zimmerman Trail at Mentor Marsh

Photos of a hike through Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve – April 23, 2010. Continue reading

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