Determined to wrap up another hiking goal for this year, I persuaded my hiking buddy to plan for a hike at Spangler/Wooster Memorial Park this morning, before the predicted rain moved in. All I had left to check off was a portion of the Outer Trail as well as half of the short Strock Trail, … Continue reading Outer Trail Done!
I had hoped to return to Wooster Memorial (Spangler) Park a month ago for a long, challenging hike, but that turned out to be the weekend I got knocked down with the start of my second respiratory infection of the season. It took all month, but I finally felt strong enough this weekend to take … Continue reading Saddleback in Wooster Memorial
I am so ready to kick off a great hiking year, I decided to start early with a quartet of solo hikes yesterday. But to ring in the New Year today, I tagged my hiking buddy and headed out west of town to Wooster Memorial Park. (For those of you not from Wooster, let me … Continue reading Starting the Year at Spangler
I really like snow. I know, many people don't. I don't think anyone enjoys driving in it, shoveling it, or dealing with the muddy mess once it thaws. But because I walk most places, sometimes work from home, and can generally tolerate colder weather, I usually welcome a nice, decorative snowfall and have no qualms … Continue reading Snow Day
Lately when I've had a whole day free, I've wanted to get out and enjoy a long hike or a series of hikes. My friend and I had discussed going to Spangler today, or even Mohican State Park or Malabar Farm, for a long hike. But this morning I woke up lazy, and combined with … Continue reading Short Hikes
One hike a day just doesn't seem to satisfy me any more. And when the weather is pleasant, I get the urge to get out. I called my hiking buddy after lunch to ask if he wanted to hike the last mile of the County Line Trail with me. He had just started laundry and … Continue reading I Walk the County Line, Part 3
We have a saying in Ohio: If you don't like the weather, wait a minute. Maybe you know that feeling, too? We hear it mostly during the transitions between seasons, and it has proven all too true this weekend. On Friday, we enjoyed sunshine and high temperatures in the mid-70s. By dusk, when my friend … Continue reading Winter Comes to Wooster