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
If the rapidly changing leaf colors hadn't already convinced me, the steady progression of earlier sunsets lately have proven that autumn is making its rapid march toward winter. A couple of times recently I have postponed my evening walk until 6 PM or later, and I ended up watching the sky turn brilliant with the … Continue reading Mid-Week Hike at Wooster Memorial
All the beautiful trails and views I see pictured on Instagram not only have me eager to explore area parks, they remind me that there's a pretty impressive park with hiking trails much closer to home. Just a few miles from my front door, I can step into the woods at Wooster Memorial Park (formerly … Continue reading A Star: Spangler Trail