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
This weekend's forecast has called for rain off and on, but when I checked this morning and found that the rain might hold off until late afternoon, I decided to take a chance and head north to walk the Chippewa Rail Trail. Another relatively flat, wide, paved trail ideal for biking, this rail trail passes … Continue reading Made It Through Medina County!
This week I've had a light work schedule, and that means I've had more time to hike. I've really needed this time outside as well as the opportunity to start rebuilding my strength and stamina. I've steadily worked my way through the trails in most of the Medina County Parks, and since the end of … Continue reading Playing at Plum Creek
Back at the end of January, I started off a day of hiking at Letha House Park. Part of the Medina County Park system, it sits in a rural area north and west of Lodi and is split into two sections. The day I visited was cold and blustery, grey and a bit damp. I … Continue reading Last of Letha House