I’m sure you all thought I fell off the face of the earth over the last week. Well, I kinda, sorta did. Darling hubby and I, along with our trusty pooch Apollo, took a little get-away to the beautiful Hocking Hills. Located about an hour SE of Columbus, Hocking Hills is a hiker and nature lover’s paradise. Deep gorges, craggy rock cliffs, meandering paths and waterfalls are just some of the sights. Rather than bore you with details, I’ll just show some pics and give you the links to follow for more info about the area.
Isn’t it amazing how the tree roots find a way to survive in such a rocky place?
This is called Devil’s Bathtub. Just think how much water and time it took to wear out this depression.
How many feet have tromped up and down these stone steps?
I had to take a close-up of the ferny moss growing on the sandstone.
Looks like alligator or lizard skin, doesn’t it?
I love this shot, but not as much as this one….
Handsome Hubby and Apollo (or Po-Po as we affectionately call him).
This is our third get-away to Hocking Hills and surely not our last. For more info….
Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Hocking Hills State Park Lots of info here….Park maps, Cottages, Camping, Trails, Area Attractions, Nature and History of the Area.
Hocking Hills.com Official Visitor’s Web Site
There are MANY places to stay…We’ve used Old Man’s Cave Chalets the last two times and have not regretted it. Fireplaces and hot tubs at almost every cabin and several are pet-friendly. We’ve stayed in Deer Run (last time) and this time at Turkey Run. All you have to bring is your food, clothing and beach towels for the hot tub. I always pack my crock-pot, too =)
Of course, you can use Google to find more information.
I do have to say that we went a week earlier this year with the hopes of seeing some really great fall color. However, three or four days of windy conditions before we arrived and a couple days of rain while we were there pretty much removed a lot of the leaves. Maybe next year….
Oh, I almost forgot to mention…Last vacation with NO internet access. I am still trying to get caught up on my emails….only 697 to go….geesh
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