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Monday, March 4, 2013

More from Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

NOTE: Be sure to read the 3 items at the bottom of this blog post.  Thanks!

If you have missed seeing my posts from our trip to Hocking Hills State Park, near Logan, Ohio,  in October, 2012,  with friends, NEAL and Patti Treadway,  click HERE.   We had such a great trip --and I'm still trying to get through my photos.  Today,  I'll share with you our crazy hike through the Cedar Falls area,  and also to Ash Cave.  Hope you enjoy the pictures and collages.. Be sure to click on them for enlargements.  AND I apologize for such a long post today.. I am trying to finish up that trip!!!!

The picture above shows more of the gorgeous Autumn Colors we experienced while in Ohio.  We were there at a PERFECT time... Hooray!!!!




We were hiking now (following our time at Old Man's Cave) on the trail to Cedar Falls.  We knew there wouldn't be much water at the falls --but the  whole area was pretty.  Top Left: Patti, Neal, George;  Middle--ME--trying to hold up a rock!!! ha;  Top Right:  George and Neal;  and Bottom: Patti and Neal.




Here is CEDAR FALLS---even though there wasn't much water coming over the falls... If you want more information about Cedar Falls and this area,  click HERE.




This is a great picture of the rock formations in the Cedar Falls area...




AND THEN--- Miss Betsy led the group down the 'wrong' trail ---obviously --IF you look at the pictures!!!!!  I thought we were taking a short-cut... HA HA ----not the case though...




Here's one more collage showing the rugged trail we took (actually--not a trail I don't think).....  We were beginning to look for either a horse or a helicopter in order to get outta there!!!!!! ha ha ha  (OH--the memories we will have after this hike!!!!!!)




NEXT,  after getting back to our car SOMEHOW,  we then drove to ASH CAVE for some more hiking.  Ash Cave is not really a cave ---but a HUGE rock overhang.  For more information on Ash Cave,  click HERE.    You can see a photo of what the waterfall should look like with some WATER...   The picture above is looking back into the rock formations under the overhang.




This is a collage of us ---as we wandered around checking out the area.  Top left: Patti and Neal; Middle:  Me;  Top Right: Neal, Patti, George




Here is a picture of the almost waterless waterfall.  I would love to be there when there is alot of water coming over the falls.




You can see how vast the cave is in these picture.  George is in the one on the left and I am in the one in the middle.  Neal is checking out the water droplets from the waterfall.




This picture was taken from under the overhang... You can get some idea of the vastness of this 'cave'... The horseshoe cave is 100 feet deep,  90 feet high and measures 700 feet from one end to the other.  It's HUGE.

This ends our time at Hocking Hills State Park.  Hope you enjoyed seeing all of the beauty in that park... I will have one more post from that trip ---showing you the lake we visited late that afternoon,  and some photos from our trip home the next day.

George and I have such a great time with Neal and Patti.  The four of us have the same interests --and we just enjoy being together.   I hope we get to do several more trips together in the future!!!!

SOME EXTRAS:
1. Be sure to check out Theresa's blog  (TexasWisGirl) on BLOGGING.  Click HERE.   That gal really gets the comments ---so if you want to do it her way,  check it out.  She's the expert.

2. I am featured today on Ann's Snap Edit Scrap BLOG....  She asked me some questions which I answered for her.  Check it out --and leave her a comment.  Click HERE.  Thanks,  and thanks to Ann for inviting me to participate.

3. Because so many people these days enjoy SHORT blogs,  I am starting a new one which will contain only one picture plus explanation.  I hope that you will enjoy the new blog --and follow me on it beginning on WEDNESDAY this week.  I will alternate blogs --so you  will have some choices.  Tune in to THIS blog on Wed. and I will provide the URL for the new one.  Let me know what you think...

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

60 comments:

Small Kucing said...

Congratulations on being featured at Ann's Snap Edit Scrap BLOG.

wow...started from 2006..that is a long time in "blogging world"

agree with you on tagging, award and giveaway part.

You staring another blog ya...will fllow by e-mail if you add that widget :)

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, wonderful post on your visit to the park. It looks like an awesome place with the rocks formations and the waterfalls. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your trip. Have a happy day!

diane b said...

Great colours and rock formations. You sure have a beautiful country. I must remember not to follow you on any short cuts. It is great to turn virtual friends into real friends.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love Cedar Falls. gorgeous views. always, always, always - do what makes you happy. keep your sparkle always!! big big hugs. ( :

Nordis said...

This was a lovely image series
Nordis

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great post, such wonderful places that you visit.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm so thankful you didn't have to call in for an emergency departure on your 'hike'!!!
Having friends who share common interests are awesome. Going to check out your links.
XO

Jeanne said...

Glad you all made it out of the cave safely! I bet your "short cut" made your hike into an adventure to be remembered forever!

Sandra said...

i like those BIG rocks, the one that says formations under it is just gorgeous.

linda m said...

I have got to visit that Park. Those are some great pictures and the Fall colors are wonderful. Looking forward to your new blog - will check it out for sure.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Betsy. I always enjoy reading about your great adventures and seeing you and your DH happy faces.

I also enjoy seeing the lovely graphics you add to your great photos. I need to learn how to do this. Have a Happy Week and I look forward to seeing your new blog. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

What a beautiful place. I can see why you and George and Neal and Patti had such a good time there last fall. You've documented the trip with gorgeous pictures. Doug and I really need to get over there again.

HolleyGarden said...

Beautiful place. I had to laugh, though, at your party going "off trail". I did that once with my sister - I was the leader - and I thought it was the trial, but later realized it was definitely NOT! We finally found the right trail - and it was a lot nicer and safer!

Serenity Cove said...

I'll check out your other blog but I don't think this one is too long.

If I remember correctly, I think Ash Cave is actually bigger than Old Man's. There was a little water falling when we were there. Thanks for sharing all your posts on this area. I can't wait to go again!

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots - a great hike. And can't wait to see your short blog too.

MTWaggin said...

You guys always have so much fun! I really like the waterfalls that are just whisps....they are kind of fun really!

Nancy said...

What a great post and wonderful adventure you shared with us today....Love all the pictures and collages....
This was an incredible trip and sharing it with friends make it even more special...

I will be looking forward to seeing and visiting your other blog.....I have two blogs and sometimes it's hard keeping both of them going but since the emphasis is different, I enjoy both very much.....

Thanks for your sweet comments...I appreciate them so much..

Pam ;) said...

Beautiful place and photos Betsy. I look forward to your new blog.
Hooray for Theresa!
I'm off to check out Ann's blog.
Hugs ;)

Chatty Crone said...

Another nice trip and beautiful pictures. And I have read Tex and I agree with it. And I will read Ann's and you are starting a new blog? You go girl.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ha, the short cut might not have been short, but it really burned the trip in your memory.
Loved the picture of you holding up the rock.
Congrats on your feature at Ann's Snap Edit Scrap BLOG. Will have to check it out.

Nellie said...

It is evident that you had a wonderful time on that Ohio trip with your friends. The scenery is beautiful!

xo Nellie

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for passing along my post. appreciate it.

i will certainly check out your new blog. as long as you promise not to lead us down a non-existent trail. :)

and now i'm off to check out your guest spot.

Small City Scenes said...

Really some neat pictures, Betsy. You guys really know how to have a hiking good time---even if you are taking a 'short cut'. heh heh.
Thanks for all the pics. Will look into your new blog. MB

SweetMarie said...

So when you and I meet you would like me to lead the way?? LOL These are just gorgeous photos! I totally travel thru your blog, thank you Betsy!
I saw that you are featured on Ann's blog today. Love your answers, love you...you are real...:)
Hugs,
Marie

Sylvia K said...

Another delightful trip to a terrific park! Thanks for sharing the fun! I love those huge rocks Your photos are superb as always!! Hope you have a great week!!

Terry and Linda said...

I love your new look...although the roses on the February header was divine. Spring is coming....oh, yes it is!

Linda
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http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Okay, I'm back. I got sidetracked looking at Ann's blog. Great post! I'd already read Theresa's post, she had some great advice.

So happy you all didn't get too lost at the park! Looks like a wonderful time with good friends and you'll have lots to talk about for years to come. Love the beautiful photos!

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That cave is huge! Congrats on your feature. Love these pics.

Out on the prairie said...

The fall colors are nice to look back on.It is stil mostly white around here, but trying to melt away.

Marie said...

Love your scrapbooking format! It really adds some delight to the experiences you guys are having hiking! Glad you didn't get TOO lost on that rugged trail! :-) Good luck with the new blog, also. I was glad Theresa posted all that info about blogging. One of my pet peeves are people using my email just to say "Thanks for commenting." It clogs up my email. If I have asked a question, or the commenter has a question, that's different. I also don't like people who respond to my comments on their own blog. I rarely get back to look and see a response like that. I'd rather they respond to my comment when they comment on MY blog! Maybe I should add those two tidbits in a post about blogging of my own! :-)

Helen said...

Hi Betsy,

I came over from Ann's blog. What beautiful pictures you took and the scrap book pages, love them. You have such nice attitude. Nice meeting you.

My Journey With Candida said...

Hocking Hills is only a few hours from us and is on our list of places to visit. I only like to travel in warm weather..... Even down South it is cold in the winter. I would rather stay home in the winter.

I will have to check your blog... I have this one on my blog roll so I will know when you post something.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
I love the beautiful photos of Hockings Hills State Park. What a lovely place. I would love to visit this place. I like the look of your blog very much. It's really great.

Kay said...

You guys have sooooo much fun!

Linda said...

What a great time! Love the photos!

Linda said...

Oh, I also love the emoticons with "Betsy" at the end of your post!

Fun60 said...

Another interesting post with some great photos. I will keep a look out for your new blog. Hope it goes well. Best wishes Marie

Happyone said...

Great job on the picture layout on your blog.
Glad to made it safely out of the cave.
I think a short blog would be nice. I do that with my picture blog. : )

Ann said...

Such beautiful pictures and I think I would be the one to pick the wrong trail....lol
Thanks for all the extra visitors today as well as being my guest for the day.
Look forward to seeing your new blog

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You certainly are keeping busy. You have so many neat places to share. Love all the hikes.
Can't wait to see what you're up to with the new blog.

Neal said...

That is so nice Betsy...I really don't know what to say. That was really a fun time for us.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That whole area looks so interesting. I can imagine that even taking a wrong trail was fun when doing do with friends.

Diane AZ said...

The Cedar Falls area looks beautiful with those big rock formations, and I love the gentle waterfall at Ash Cave. And how fun that you're starting a new blog, Betsy!

Linda Gross said...

Another excellent post about your trip to Ohio. I think now I am glad that I didn't meet you at hocking hill. I think I would have held you back in your hiking. I'll meet you for lunch; more my speed!

Donna said...

Such a pretty place! I'll have to content myself with your pictures because I could never attempt a hike like that anymore.

Another blog? Oh my! And yes, I saw the writeup on Ann's blog. It was so sweet!

Are We There Yet! said...

For some reason, I thought this place was just a little place. Its not though, sure looks a lot bigger than what I thought.

Daisy said...

It's a great place to hike and take photos, and you got some really nice ones, Betsy! Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Beth said...

Ash Cave was Mike's and my favorite. It's just so awesome. You certainly got some gorgeous pics.:>) I'll check out your new blog.♥

Carletta said...

I have enjoyed this hike with you and really have checked out just how close it is to me. I won't be doing as much hiking as you but I'd love to visit there and I'm looking forward to scheduling a time since it is relatively close.
I read Theresa's blog - she did a great job saying what most of us only keep to ourselves. :)
Going to check out Ann's blog now.

Angela said...

That really looks like a very nice trip Betsy! It really is beautiful in the pictures you took. I would want a horse to take me back through there! lol I do have my 4-wheeler thing but they don't allow those. I would love to ride through a place like that.

I will look for your new blog and follow!

Hugs,
Angela

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hi Betsy...it's been a while since I visited with you, and I read your guest post at Ann's this morning. The reason I dropped by to say hi.

Catherine said...

I saw you over at Ann's ~ very fun! She is a sweetie!
Have a happy week Betsy!
xo Catherine

Linda said...

I'm sure that trip with your friends was great fun as you share the same interests! Do I see you playing hide-and-seek around the trees? Glad you got out of the rocks and cave area safely - it looks vast! Hope to see more soon.

Jeevan said...

The location and rock formations are impressive! Liked to see the falls with water… yes, without passion you can’t explore these adventures. It seems four of you share a wonderful partnership. I liked the conversation :)

All the best with a new blog! Hope to catch u there also :)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

The fall colours are gorgeous indeed. As are your pictures. Thanks for a wonderful trip through your pictures.

Grandma Bonnie said...

A new blog!!! Wonderful,I can hardly wait to see what you do with it. I will stop over and check out the other blogs. I love your pictures today. That is so funny taking a short cut ha ha! Hope you have a great evening.

Lynda said...

You did an EXCELLENT job on the other blog.
I am so thankful you will keep this blog as well as your new one because I like reading about your adventures - - - especially things like taking the wrong trail! You all are quite hearty to hike that kind of terrain. The colors on that hike are gorgeous.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This park looked like an interesting and scenic place to explore with friends, Betsy.

I like this long blog with many photos and explanations, Betsy, but I'll certainly check out your new blog!

Sharkbytes said...

These are some of my favorite Ohio places on the Buckeye/North Country Trails!

Maple Lane said...

Such pretty pictures of a lovely place. Good memories.