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