We recently made a couple of trips to Adams County. We've written about a few of the sites we visited and will discuss many more in the future. On our trip we briefly stopped at Sandy Springs Cemetery near the Ohio River to view native Ohio cactus.
Regular readers of TrekOhio will recall that we previously wrote about cactus at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve near Toledo. Cactus are also found in Adams County. I was about to write an article about the Adams County native cactus when I read Kyle Brooks Read more ➜
After several weeks of technical work we are happy to announce that our new site has launched. The new site looks similar to the old one, and our domain name and URL remain the same. One difference that visitors might notice is that our photos now reside on site (previously they were at Flickr). In the future we believe this will give us additional options in displaying them. However for now we look forward to resuming a more normal publication schedule.
Until now TrekOhio.com has been hosted at WordPress.com. But in the very near future, our site will become self-hosted. Our domain name will continue to be TrekOhio.com, and all of the addresses for our posts and pages will remain the same. However if you are one of the 185 people who are following via WordPress, you will no longer be informed of our new posts after we've completed our move. But you can still follow us using the WordPress Reader as described below.
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It's the end of another year and time to reflect on Ohio parks and preserves we've visited and some of the interesting sights we've seen.
Best Hike of the Year
We're going to give the annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike a lifetime achievement award. It's a great hike and has been great fun for us every year we've participated. Beyond this annual hike, below are our favorites for this year.
Deb: I really enjoyed hiking within the maze-like crevasses at Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
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Earlier this week Bob published an article on Lake Hope that I really liked... and I wasn't the only one. In the past few days this one article has been liked 119 times on Facebook. For us, that's a lot of likes. No other article that we've published has even come close to that number. Admittedly I'm biased, but I think Bob has published a number of similarly, well-written articles. So it's possible that it's just a matter of making it easier for people on Facebook to follow our blog.
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Bob and I just got back yesterday from a hiking vacation in southern Ohio. We were gone for a little over a week, and we took a zillion photos. No doubt a few of them will end up here. But for now I want to share a little video that I filmed while Bob was driving between Fort Hill and the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. It's just a look at the countryside in rural Ross County that seemed so pretty and peaceful.
Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/Z49GsrkwU-E
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The TrekOhio Guide is designed to help you find interesting, natural sites in Ohio. We wanted to create a place online where you could learn about sites that were in the same geographical region regardless of whether the park, nature preserve or trail was managed by the federal government, the state government, a county government, or a non-governmental agency. In addition we wanted the information to be accessible via your cellphone or other mobile device, so it would be easy to adjust your Read more ➜
I had no idea how to tell whether a green frog was male or female, but now I do. And if you check out one of the off-site posts below, you'll know too. 🙂
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