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Hiking the Hocking Hills


I live in central Ohio. 

It’s not exactly a destination for photographers seeking spectacular landscape shots. There are no mountain vistas, no breath-taking canyons, no sunrises or sunsets over a rocky beach. There are some forests, streams and a few small hills in local parks, but other than that the area is pool-table flat.

Blame it on the Wisconsin glacier that covered Ohio from 85,000 to 11,000 years ago. It flattened the area, but southeastern Ohio (about an hour’s drive from here) was outside the glaciation of the ice age and remained ruggedly hilly and forested.