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Rocky forest

I tried out two new trails this week, both closer to the city center than the ones I'd been on previously. The first of these was Sells Nature Preserve, a city-side add-on to Strouds Sells park rock formationRun State Park. I'm afraid this is the first Athens-area trail I can't wholeheartedly recommend. The views of intricate rock formations were beautiful...but the road noise of nearby East State Street was captured by the rocks so badly that I felt I was walking through traffic.

Biking along the river

On the other hand, biking down the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway was quite a treat! Our local library is located on the path and lets you check out bikes and helmets for free with your library card. Mark and I took advantage of the opportunity and expect to do it again soon!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Hi All,

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Comment by John Thu Nov 23 09:17:22 2017
Happy Thanksgving! Hope y'all have a great day filled with love and family =)
Comment by Rae Thu Nov 23 11:31:01 2017
What a great idea to loan out bikes and helmets, by your local library. Share public resources. :)
Comment by Chris in Oz Fri Nov 24 01:48:20 2017
I haven't been on the bike trail yet. Looks like fun. What a good idea tto loan out bikes.
Comment by bleueaugust Sat Nov 25 06:46:56 2017

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