Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Field Trip #2: Camping & Hiking at Hocking Hills August 1, 2011

The second field trip we took last week was a 3 day camping & hiking trip at Hocking Hills, in Central Ohio.  This area is a fantastic display of the very best of Ohio…high cliffs, deep gorgeous, gorgeous waterfalls, lush green forests, and beautiful wildlife.  The hikes vary in difficulty (and safety…).  We went on everything from the ADA Accesible Ash Cave hike (which is an easier one to do with young children) to the more risky hike to Old Man’s Cave, the Lower Falls, and the steep climb out.  But, the we all had a blast, and loved being surrounded with nature!

Jedi decided he wanted a hiking stick, so he started sanding one that we found at the campsite.


Monkey also wanted to make a hiking stick.


Waterfalls at Old Man's Cave


Bridge by Old Man's Cave Lower Falls


The kids using their creeking nets at the Old Man's Cave Lower Falls


Jedi & Daddy in the waterfall


All of us in front of the sign at the exit of the hiking trail.


The kids in front of an albino white tailed deer.


Bug, looking cool at the campsite


An animal's den at Rock House state park


Inside of a cave at Rock House


The girls hitching a ride during the hike


Some of the really nice rock formations


Rock Bridge at Rockbridge Nature Preserve


Family picture under Rock Bridge


Waterfall at Ash Cave


Jedi getting a bit wet in the waterfall


Monkey playing in the sand


Monkey loves playing in the sand.


Bug getting dirt off her hand


Monkey showing off her sand ball


Jedi & I


Baby white tailed deer


Mama white tailed deer


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