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
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
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