I decided to put this here so I wouldn't overload the regular idyll thread.
These are some pics from our easter break trip to Hocking Hills,OH a few weeks ago-I think it was Cynthia that asked for visuals. Since I was busy having fun I didn't get the volume of pics I normally would.
This was our cabin. Behind us the deck wraps around the back and there's balcony off of which we could cast our fishing line into a pond directly below-very cool. To the bottom left of this shot you can see the edge of the pond. I think there's one pic I didn't upload that shows what I mean-I will add that later.
This is a view off the top rim of Conkle's Hollow-you can see the sandstone in the foreground which makes up the rim-if you walked to the edge you'd look down a steep 200 feet-photography doesn't do it justice. The hiking trail is essentially three or four feet from this stone edge for much of the first half of the 2-1/2 mi. trail. The plant life up there is really amazing-many conifers such as Virginia pine & hemlock for sure. To think that these trees are growing in the shallow pits of soil & sand ontop of standstone is something to think about-many of the trees had a bonsai-like appearance-very gnarled and stunted. Lots of mossy carpeting too in areas. I was in such awe that I didn't get pics of half of what I saw there.
Well,I did find this chunk of a guy: )Isn't he CUTE? There were whole areas big enough to lay on that were completely moss covered with the type of moss shown near Mr. Toad.I also found moss that was pale bluegreen-I've never seen that before. I do have a pic of that if anyone wants to see it.
The guys-four feet beyond AJ is the drop off.I kept thinking as he leaned on that tree, 'that better be a strong tree.': ) I was pretty proud of Ryan since he kept focus and listened well on such a potentially dangerous terrain-or else we'd never had done it. Notice how Chris(who's afraid of heights)has BOTH hands on him!
Hope you liked a glimpse of my trip! more pics to come.