I know we're still a month away from the end of the year, but I'm ready to revisit this year's hiking goals in light of some thinking I've been doing this year. Of the five goals I listed for myself for this year, I completed three: finishing the hikes at Brecksville and Hinckley metro parks, … Continue reading Changing the Path
Though I may not have ventured far afield much over the course of the autumn, I have tried to make regular visits -- every other week, at least -- to Secrest, my local arboretum. While during the spring and summer, I'm drawn to the gardens in various areas, come fall, I head for the trees. … Continue reading Autumn at the Arboretum
It's probably obvious from several of my past posts that I love waterfalls. One of the things I have loved about Instagram and following other local hikers and photographers is that I have learned about many more area waterfalls and discovered how to find them. One such area that has been on my hiking goals … Continue reading Visiting South Chagrin
Warm weather through October kept the beautiful array of fall colors at bay until the latter part of the month, but once all those autumnal tones started popping out, I decided it was time to use one of my days off to head north to the Holden Arboretum. Though the arboretum's web site indicated the … Continue reading Fall Above All
Last weekend, my friend Linda returned for a fall visit to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She enjoyed her spring trip thoroughly, but she expressed the desire to see this park with some color -- even just with actual leaves on the trees, not bare branches! When I picked her up from the airport before … Continue reading Showing Off the CVNP – Again!
The weather forecast for the weekend looked like perfect autumn weather, so I was thrilled when my best friend told me on Saturday that he was available to hike on Sunday. Needless to say, I did not pass up the opportunity! We headed out early and arrived at Springfield Bog by first light. Though the … Continue reading Another Spree Done!
If it's September, it must be time for the Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree! And yes, I decided to do it for a third year in a row -- and persuaded my hiking buddy to join me again. Sunday looked like it was going to be a gorgeous day weather-wise, and since both of … Continue reading Spree Racer