There are many trails that make up Ft. Ancient State Park and we plan to visit them all. Yesterday, we walked along the base trail. It was barren, cold, and snowy but welcoming. In fact, if we could have withstood the freezing temperatures, Todd and I would have hiked until we fell over from exhaustion. It was an eye’s delight. From the woodpecker, pecking his wood to the sounds of rushing water, it was a hiker’s paradise.
Like the look of this trail. Thanks for the journey!
You are a brave one to be hiking in the snow. With my luck I’d slip on a patch of ice and get impaled on a low swinging branch…. or mayne just twist my ankle again. Fun times. lol
Looks like it would be a lovely place to go explore during the spring. I can almost see the budding trees in my mind.
Ha, well if my fat self didn’t do any of those things then everyone else would be fine. 🙂 The ground wasn’t too slick, just the fallen trees across the path.
Leslie, Todd says howdy back. 🙂
Beautiful. I love winter hiking. And thanks for the “like” on thesaltwatertwin. 🙂
It can be fun though cold. Thanks Maia.
Such a beautiful place. Love to walk there.
It is a nice hike. 🙂 Thanks.
Very nice. Almost a Sleepy Hollow feel to some of those pictures because of the snow.
Josh, I can see that. It was very peaceful.
Love it! I will be playing in the snow this coming weekend.
That’s awesome. We are supposed to get more tomorrow. 🙂
Such pretty images!
Thanks Elizabeth. 🙂
Some would say drab, but I say beautiful nature at it’s barest. I know it was cold because I shivered just looking at the pictures. Would be a great place to see all seasons.
Love the monochromatic look of,winter.
Me too. Thanks! 🙂
Anice long cold walk to burn off some extra calories. lol Nice Pics.
Yes, I need to do that much more often.
Love the foggy feel in them. almost creepy or mysterious.. like you have no idea what will be around the bend.
This is true and I think the snow gives it that foggy feel. We would have stayed out there forever if we were not cold.
The fallen tree trunk in the ninth picture (“beautiful accident”) is looked like a girl lying down over a small river. Did you notice that?
Well I hadn’t until you mentioned it. Good catch. Thanks.
Thanks so much. .. 🙂
Hello, Are you at Ft Ancient in Ohio?
Yes, the one and only. It’s about 10 minutes from my house in Warren County.
Seth, I always enjoy seeing where you and your camera go to work! Thank you so much for sharing.
Welcome. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Ahh yes I see now, my beloved Ft Ancient. I am a Cincinnati native, in Georgia now for 3 years. tears, sniff you are making me homesick
Good, you should be homesick! 😉 You’ve done the opposite of me. I am from the South and moved up here.
Thanks for the trip! What was the temperature?
It was probably 20 or so.
Well, that was nice! We don’t get that in San Diego. 🙂
Thanks. Yes San Diego has perfect weather most of the year. I love it there. It is my favorite US city.
Oh Todd…so wish I could join you there. It’s so beautiful!
Diane—I’ll let him know. 🙂
“Beautiful Accident” is just spectacular!!! I bow at your feet!! 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂 .s
i love paths and old trails, how they invite you to go and see what’s behind the bend…
I agree MJH. Thanks.
It’s such a beautiful place..
Sonu. Yes it is. Thanks.
More stump art … my pick here has to be: Beautiful accident – like the softness and the silence in your photo galleries from the wood/hike.
such a beautiful place to walk…you’ve captured it wonderfully…it looks as though Todd is enjoying himself!
He loves to hike Heather. He wants to take us up to Isle Royale in Michigan. It’s a desolate island that’s a state park. He wants to backpack there for a week. Now, I love to be in nature and to hike all day taking photos. But, I want a nice warm bed with internet access at night. 🙂
lol…I agree…I’ve done my fair share of sleeping in a tent or a boat, but that time has past…
Lol I love Todd’s picture. So silly. But, i look at the gusting snow and i’ll have to say no thankyou! Too cold. lol.
He’s silly alright. But not quite as silly as me.
it looks FREEZING COLD!!! great shots!
It was. 🙂
I love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! It felt as if I were there…Love the pictures!
THanks! Glad I brought you here.
Me too! Very nice place! if ever I am in Ohio I MUST visit here!
Thank you for the virtual tour walk!
always glad! Thanks
love the frost and light snow … so beautiful
Wow, this actually looks kind of horror-ish.. Like you’re walking in a forest in the middle of nowhere.
Nah, it was very peaceful.
But I can see the horror story….. What’s wrong with me and freaking myself out??!