Looking Ahead

I'm rounding out the year with yet another respiratory infection, meaning that I have felt utterly miserable and weak and unable to do much of anything, let alone hike. On the up side, though, the enforced rest has given me time to finalize my hiking goals for the coming year: 1. Hike the last two … Continue reading Looking Ahead

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Whipp’s Ledges

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

Worden’s Wonders

For over 45 years of my life, I remained unaware of much of my home state's geological history. Sure, my 7th-grade history class covered how the glaciers advanced to the Terminal Moraine and retreated at the end of the Ice Age, scouring the landscape to flat fields in northwest Ohio and to ridges and valleys … Continue reading Worden’s Wonders

On the First Day of Winter

For many years, I've struggled with Christmas and finding meaningful ways to celebrate the season. I know it's supposed to be a happy time of year, but it tends to make me feel more lost than uplifted. Instead, increasingly I find myself drawn to a quiet celebration of the winter solstice, the drawing down of … Continue reading On the First Day of Winter