Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Still Another Gorge-ous Day

Different gorges this time.

I took a day off the same day my kids had a day off from school.  We stopped in to see my oldest daughter in college and took a side trip to hike. 

This time, we went to Hocking Hills State Forest which, like Black Hand Gorge, is a park and nature preserve  holding of the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources.  Even though the leaves were past-peak, it was spectacular and a great use of a 70+ degree day in November in Ohio.  It's a series of gorges that make it so.

The only history lesson, though, I could give was to tie it back to Black Hand Gorge.  The sandstone here were the variety named after the Black Hand Gorge's famous black hand petroglyph.

Here's the photos:

Old Man's Cave

Rock House

Inside the Rock House

Black Hand sandstone at Conkel's Hollow

Waterfall at Conkle's Hollow

At Conkle's Hollow

Conkle's Hollow -- What an easy hike, too!

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