After a much more solid night's sleep, I was ready for the next round of hiking adventure. My friend and I had a quick but filling breakfast (thank goodness for the new camp stove!) and then packed our gear into the car and hit the road. We started at Ash Cave (above), thinking we would … Continue reading Around Hocking Hills
I woke early our first morning at Hocking Hills. After the previous day's hiking and a lack of adequate stretching, the muscles around my knees and ankles had seized in so much pain overnight that I barely got much sleep. But when I left the tent, I found that the lingering moisture from an overnight … Continue reading Hocking Hills State Park
Of all my hiking goals this year, I planned the biggest adventure to be a visit to Hocking Hills State Park and the surrounding area. I persuaded my best friend to go with me, and we've spent a good time of time over the past few months talking, planning, and gearing up for this trip. … Continue reading On the Road
Lately, I've felt the pull to get out on the trail even more than ever. While the trees starting budding a few weeks ago, the colors have started popping even more now that the flowers are blooming. So here are a few photos from recent hikes and walks taken solely for the purpose of enjoying … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!
After such a slow start to my hiking year, I've been working hard to get back up to speed so I can check off a couple of hiking goals before the heat and hectic schedule of summer. And since I only had one more hiking trail to explore at Brecksville Reservation, I determined that I … Continue reading Back to Brecksville
Sunday morning started off grey and wet. The rain pelted our hotel window, and we dodged the raindrops as we hauled our bags back out to the car. But we had no worries: the first item on our day's agenda for exploring the CVNP involved boarding a train. At Rockside Station, we boarded the Cuyahoga … Continue reading CVNP Weekend: Day 3
Day 2 of our CVNP adventure started off mostly overcast, with the occasional pale sliver of sun peeking through. And knowing how much Linda loves rocks, I knew our first stop had to be the Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park. Right away, Linda fell in love with the sandstone ledges, covered in lush green moss … Continue reading CVNP Weekend: Day 2