Backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest Round 2: December

This is a link to the map I am referring to throughout the post. Pictures are at the end. After two different plans to go backpacking fell through, my friend Caroline and I found three days that we could go backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest in Ohio. We knew it was going to be coldContinue reading “Backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest Round 2: December”

Ariel Foundation Park; Mount Vernon Ohio

Today Emma and I ran a 5 mile race at this park. The race was called Brokeman’s Classic and we only paid $12 to run! I’ve been following this running company for a while and looking at their races. They always have really cheap ones in comparison to everything else which is super nice, especiallyContinue reading “Ariel Foundation Park; Mount Vernon Ohio”

Little Miami National Scenic River

This past weekend Jeff and I had plans to go see a sunflower field in Deerfield township Ohio. Because we were driving an hour and a half to the Cincinnati area we decided to do a kayaking trip while we were there. We made reservations the day of at Loveland Canoe and Kayak. We paidContinue reading “Little Miami National Scenic River”

Zaleski State Forrest Backpacking Trip July 25th-26th

I went on my first backpacking trip ever to Zaleski State Forrest in South Eastern Ohio. It is located directly next to Lake Hope State Park. I got a backpack for my birthday back in February but plans with friends kept falling through and I was dying to go. I found a women’s outdoor groupContinue reading “Zaleski State Forrest Backpacking Trip July 25th-26th”

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

I visited this park immediately after Blacklick woods since they are in the same area. They were about a 15 minute drive apart. The park has several areas that are just for viewing different wildlife and birds. There were provided telescopes but my phone camera can’t zoom in enough to get a good picture. TheContinue reading “Pickerington Ponds Metro Park”

Walnut Woods Metro Park 7/23/18

This morning I picked up Diana at 8:30 and we drove about 30 minutes to walnut woods metro park despite my many wrong turns. We parked at the buckeye area and started our day on the buckeye trail. Diana has never hiked before but she walks really far all the time so I was excitedContinue reading “Walnut Woods Metro Park 7/23/18”

Prairie Oaks Metro Park 6/20

Visited this metro park for an afternoon hike with Ashley. The lakes were really pretty, wish we had a kayak or paddle board to enjoy them more. The water levels in Big Darby creek were high but it looks like a nice river to kayak down as well. Big Darby Creek Bridge over the creekContinue reading “Prairie Oaks Metro Park 6/20”

Homestead and Heritage Trail Metro Park 6/19

Visited these two parks alone today for some quiet reading time in my hammock. Homestead is a quiet and small little park, it would be really nice to have a wedding or special event at. The field of wild flowers and my secluded hammock spot was my favorite part. I just drove through the heritageContinue reading “Homestead and Heritage Trail Metro Park 6/19”