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Old Man's Cave (almost)

Selfie with tree roots

Jenn and I celebrated our one-year friendiversary with a visit to Old Man's Cave.

Mosses and liverworts

Well, okay, I'll be honest. I meandered so much peering at mosses and liverworts, rocks and roots and rushing water that we didn't make it to the cave in question. But we saw just about everything I supposed that oversight is just an excuse to go back!

Worn down stairs

Despite temperatures hovering around freezing, the park was crowded with sightseeers. To me, this staircase says it all --- so many people have trod here that the standstone steps have worn away. (The flat ones have been replaced with concrete.)

Rock cliff

There was still plenty of beauty despite the crowds though. This shot almost captures the grandeur of the rock formations...but not quite.

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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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I keep forgetting to tell you how much I enjoyed that day. The weather was perfect for such a hike and the little picnic was fun.
Comment by bleueaugust Mon Dec 3 11:38:49 2018

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