Most people I know are thrilled to see the end of winter. They hate snow and ice and the perpetually gray skies, and they're ready for warmer weather. Me? Well, I like sunshine and warmer weather, too, but I also like the snow and the biting cold. And I really love staying cozy at home, … Continue reading Spring Greening
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!
If you've wondered why this blog has remained quiet this month, it's because I have taken a breather. Illness at the holidays wiped out my energy for a few weeks, and between the cold, the snow and ice, the rising gas prices, and the need to devote more time to my business, I simply haven't … Continue reading Hinckley Lake
As the year winds down, so, too, does my energy level. I haven't been hiking as frequently, and given the schedule for the next week or two, I doubt I will have time or energy to push any further on this year's hiking goals. So here's a wrap-up: 1. Finish trails in the Cuyahoga Valley … Continue reading Wrapping Up
Lately I've felt like fall is passing me by. I know it hasn't really been that long since I was out on the trails, but it feels like it. Between the up and down weather, the increased work, the growing ache in my leg, and the exhaustion I have yet to escape, I have actually … Continue reading Mid-Week in Medina County
While I've been busy picking away at my hiking goals for the year, I have also tried to get back to some of the parks and trails I enjoyed the first time around in order to discover them in a different season. And when I've been really lucky, I've been able to see them at … Continue reading Sunrises and Second Chances
Since I discovered the ledge trails in northeast Ohio, I have slowly been working my way through the list. And since I have already visited Worden's Ledges in Hinckley Reservation (twice!), I thought it was time to check out Hinckley's other ledge trail: Whipp's Ledges. Whipp's Ledges feature the same sandstone outcroppings formed when this … Continue reading Whipp’s Ledges