Ohio has endured a long, dark, cold, windy and overall nasty winter. There’s been almost no snow to pretty things up but we do have a nice coating of mud on everything in sight.
It has been bleak.
And the few rays of sunshine seem to never fall on weekends so this has not been a good outdoors season.
So imagine the thrill yesterday when it wasn’t raining and I had free time to hike! It was a cold morning – about 28 degrees – so I layered up like Randy on A Christmas Story and logged about six miles.
There were few others out in the state park that early so I had the place mostly to myself. Well, it was me and the deer!
This place is typically overrun with tourists which makes it even more special when you realize you have the whole place to yourself.
Take thirteen seconds and just breathe. Enjoy the gushing water and the beauty of Ohio’s Hocking Hills.