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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Gorge Park

After our visit to the scary bridge last Sunday, we all went to Gorge Park. I had been there several times before, but no one else - including Mom and Dad - had ever been there. We started hiking the trail that led us to Mary Campbell Cave. Jacob was excited to see the cave because his 4th grade teacher had read a book about Mary Campbell last year. Mary Campbell was a 12 year old white girl who was captured by the Delaware Indians in 1759 and taken to this cave. After the cave we continued our hike along the Gorge trail and eventually down near the Cuyahoga River and the dam. The park is beautiful and has so many awesome places to stop and photograph. I tried to shoot some photos as we were hiking along, but it was a little difficult since we were hiking along cliffs and I had to constantly watch where I was walking! Living in flat NW Ohio, I really miss the hills and amazing parks that are near Stow. I think we may need to make an effort to try to visit more of them when we visit Mom and Dad.

Mary Campbell Cave (that's Jacob in the red shirt)....
Waterfall along the trail.... This deer walked right across the trail in front of us and stood still long enough for us to snap a few photos....
Loved this pile of rocks that cascaded down the hill. The Gorge was actually formed by a glacier long ago and there are really neat rock formations throughout the whole park.
Jacob and Jenna near another small waterfall....




Water falling over layers and layers of rock....
We FINALLY made it to the bottom of the trail where the dam and the river were....
Grandpa, Grandma, Jacob and Jenna near the dam.....

the bottom of the dam....



4 comments:

cheryl said...

so gorgeous!!! i can't imagine living close to anything that amazing. seriously. the best thing we have is the reservoir i think.

aunt nancy said...

I didn't realize there was anything like that in the Stow area. I used to like hiking at Nelson Ledges in Hiram. Somebody always had to ruin my fun and mention snakes, though. Nice pix.

Brenda said...

cool photos...it's too hot to do anything fun here, but we will start exploring in about another month!

Jill said...

i miss places like that... my friends and i would go take a picnic after church and hang out at those parks... those were the days!`