Yesterday on the way home from Cincinnati, Ester and I stopped at one of the real beauty spots of Ohio, the Glen Helen Natural Area at Yellow Springs.
Ester has a bad knee (so long walks are out of the question for her), but we took a short walk and stretched our legs and gave Jade a bit of exercise.
The area was donated to Antioch College in 1929 to be preserved in perpetuity. There are 1000 acres within the rocky glen, with 20 miles of hiking trails. I've only ever sampled the very western edge in the three times I've been there.
There are lots of rocks and a waterfall (that I've never seen).
It's supposed to be spectacular when the spring wildflowers are in bloom. I need to actually plan to be there at the right time some year.
It's a really neat place at any time of year, but I sure would like the wildflower season. The Buckeye/North Country Trail goes right by it, on the paved Rail Trail, which is how I found it in the first place.
Home safe and sound, and I'll be back at work tomorrow morning, but you know where my mind will be.
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