Hocking Hills State Park

I woke early our first morning at Hocking Hills. After the previous day's hiking and a lack of adequate stretching, the muscles around my knees and ankles had seized in so much pain overnight that I barely got much sleep. But when I left the tent, I found that the lingering moisture from an overnight … Continue reading Hocking Hills State Park

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Nelson-Kennedy Ledges

I'm not a fan of Halloween. Haunted houses and horror flicks have no appeal for me, and I don't much care for the spooky or the scary. At this time of year, though, when Nature turns its energies to letting go and turning inward, I can embrace the ancient idea of the Otherworld, separated from … Continue reading Nelson-Kennedy Ledges

Field Trip

The crazy weather and my equally crazy schedule this summer have slowed my hiking progress a bit, leaving me with only Sundays for longer expeditions. And as last week wound down, I decided that I wanted to explore somewhere both new to me and yet so very familiar. To that end, I headed north to … Continue reading Field Trip

Solid State Parks

This week I decided to focus my hiking on state parks and state nature preserves. I have so many of these locations on my hiking goals list for the year that I thought I'd better start making a dent in that list. Yesterday, I had the whole morning free and decided to return to Portage … Continue reading Solid State Parks

Time at Tinker’s Creek

While I have really enjoyed exploring so much of the Medina County Parks thus far this year, I have also wanted to get started on my other hiking goals and have been frustrated over not having enough time to explore further afield when the weather has improved. My patience finally paid off this weekend. After … Continue reading Time at Tinker’s Creek