1st Hike of 2013

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For several months, I followed the invitations and hiking locations of the Tri-State Hiking Club in the Cincinnati area. I finally decided to join them, and ventured off for my first hike in 2013.

Brent

Hiking at the Caesar Creek Nature Preserve

Sometimes, I just have to combine two of my favorite pastimes—motorcycling and hiking. And so I found myself on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, motorcycling one my favorite roads to a favorite hiking spot, Caesar Creek Nature Preserve.

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I entered the trail and wound my way along the creek, observing how high the water is and how fast it was running. Clearly, the Army Corps of Engineers has increased the output at the dam, just a couple of miles up creek.

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There was only one other car in the parking lot, it’s occupants nowhere to be seen. It’s like I had all the trails to myself. How serene!

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See you on the highway.

Brent

 

A good pair of boots

Boots are a very personal item. A good pair of boots are like an old friend never tossed aside no matter what.

Finding a good pair of boots is a challenge. When new, they are stiff and need a good breaking in. And if what seemed like a good pair when new turns out to be not so great, it’s back to the boot store for something different. And the process starts over.

A new pair of boots

Brent

Just a walk in the woods

The path rises and curves over the ridge out of sight creating a sense of the unknown. It is only a few yards before being able to see the other side, further down the path bringing anticipation for the trail and the revelation that comes.

Nature trail

Brent