Tomorrow, January 15th is the Annual Winter
Hike at the Hocking Hills State Park.
It has become quite a popular event and thousands of
people will be coming into our small community to walk
the trails from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls and on to
It should be spectacular again this year with the six
inches of new snow on the ground and the cold temperatures
have frozen some beautiful ice formations.
Hikers have the option to walk the three miles to
Cedar Falls where they can catch a shuttle bus
back to their cars parked at Old Mans Cave.
On the hike From Old Mans Cave to Cedar Falls
they will hike along the spillway at Rose Lake which
lies in between the two parks.
The trails in the gorge at Cedar Falls are so beautiful
this time of the year.
Cedar Falls Trails along the Creek
It should be just as beautiful now for the hike tomorrow.
Here at Cedar Falls, Bean Soup from giant kettles
and Cornbread will be served by the Kiwanis to warm up those cold hikers. Served also will be cups of Hot Chocolate.
It always smells and tastes better in the cold air.
From Cedar Falls onto Ash Cave…
The large falls at Ash Cave has a steady stream
in the winter which freezes into this giant frozen
column of ice at the base of the cave.
It is hard to get a picture that shows just how impressive
this column gets.
Ash Cave is a huge cave and can be beautiful this time
of the year but Cedar Falls is my favorite place for a winter
I well not be attending the hike since my daughter
and I hike here every week. I think there will be plenty
of people participating with out us. Besides the traffic
a past our houses will be bad enough.
I hope some of you will make plans to come to the
hike Saturday. We do depend upon our tourist in this
small community. If not tomorrow then maybe make a
note come and join in the winter hike next January.
I was glad to take you along on the Winter Hike with
me even if you cannot attend and I hope you
enjoyed a warmer version of the hike from your
Until Next Time,