Monday, May 28, 2018

Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park


Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Happy Memorial Day, thanks to our veterans and  current military who give all to protect us!

I am sharing more from Hocking Hills State Park and our road trip.  These are images from Ohio and from our hike to Old Man's Cave. We got our exercise on this hike, there were too many steps to count. We went up and we went down, all on a loop hike all around Old Man's Cave. There are 3 waterfalls, The Upper Falls was closest to the the parking lot, the others were a hike away. Considering we were there on a week day, the place was crowded.

There is a story of  an old man in the 1800's made the recess cave his home.


So many steps, I made a mosaic showing some of the steps we had to walk up and down. After these hikes my legs felt like rubber, since we did 3 parts of this park in one day.


The trail went over this bridge took us to the Lower Falls.


Lower Falls at the Old Man's Cave.


The Trillium wildflowers were plentiful.


Looking out of the Old Man's Cave.


It was a little confusing at Old Man's Cave  we saw a few signs that said Upper Falls and Lower Falls. It seems there were 2 Upper Falls in different areas.





A couple of Northern Rough-winged Swallows near the falls and cave.


The was the Upper Falls by the parking lot just  a nice short walk.


Hubby and I enjoyed this park and all the hikes we did. I still have more from Ohio visit and more Ohio parks to share. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.


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I hope to see you there. Thanks to the host today. Enjoy your day and new week ahead.

As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Thank you for sharing these pretty images from your hike. Wishing you a nice holiday.

indah nuria Savitri said...

The falls look wonderful, EIleen. And all those hikes! I will have jelly legs too after climbing up that much.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhoso esse lugar e que água tão límpida... Adorei ver! Ótima semana! bjs, chica

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great series of pictures!
A beautiful place and amazing nature!
Wonderful images of the stone bridge,the waterfalls and the cave!
Great shot of the Swallow birds! Thank you for sharing this beauty!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week!
Dimi...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Those are some impressive steps! There was a time I would have loved exploring there... now my legs would not even permit me to begin. So am very glad I can see it through your lens! YAM xx

David Gascoigne said...

I am sure that your legs are now well toned and muscled!

Sandi said...

This is just breathtaking. Stunning! But I had to chuckle a little at the sign: Retail Shop. Haha...really, we need one of those? ;-D

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Thanks to Mildred, Indah, Chica, Dimi, Yam and David for the comments.

Tom said...

...what a beautiful spot to spend the day, enjoy your week.

Jeanie said...

Trillium and waterfalls! Two of my very favorite things and these look especially lovely.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen.Just paddling in the creek.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes e belas fotografias, bom trabalho, gostei.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Sandra said...

beautiful park and my legs feel funny just looking at all those beautiful stairs... I wonder if they let women in the old mans cave or is there one old women to...

Red said...

What a beautiful area with the many unique waterfalls.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, a really cool place to walk through. Thanks for sharing. My legs would be killing me after walking all of those stairs.

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful place and fantastic photography!

Peaceful Memorial Day to you,
C & Z

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was quite a hike! Thank you for the beautiful pictures .... I love waterfalls and doubt that even if we were there we could manage all those stairs. I don't think about Ohio having such wonderful natural areas. Which just shows (once again) that even after spending some time in every state we have missed way way too much beauty and nature!!

Lady Fi said...

I love that lake and waterfall - so beautiful!

William Kendall said...

A beautiful area for a hike! Terrific shots!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

So special cave! Wonderful waterfalls and trillium! How I love them ♡

Happy new week ahead!

Mary Cromer said...

It's all so very beautiful, so many water subjects in nature there. I especially love the Northern Rough-winged Swallows. Any bird that eats insects is automatically right at the top of my like list. Have a wonderful Memorial Day and week Eileen~

happyone said...

So many beautiful photos from your hike around the park.
Wow that is a LOT of stairs to climb.

Nancy J said...

A wonderful cave, and photos from down below are stunning. I could see someone living there, peaceful, safe, and clear water right there. Crystal clear too.

Cloudia said...

Your best post ever!

RedPat said...

The waterfalls are so lovely, Eileen! And your bridge pic is a winner!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
The place is beautiful and must be relaxing to hear the waterfalls!
The swallows are just lovely.
Have a good week!

Hootin' Anni said...

I remember all the steps to climb Diamonhead in Hawaii!! And it was hot & humid, I could barely stand it...then, once I finally made it to the top, there was a woman in her mid 80's with crutches. I felt like a heel complaining.

Excellent collages!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

When we had our motor home, we stayed overnight at Hocking Hills State park on a trip. It's a beautiful area. How about all the steps though! EEEEEE!!!!

Penelope Postcards said...

Oh my, that is a heavenly little spot below the waterfall. Hope you and yours have had a meaningful Memorial Day and, yes, a huge thank you to the veterans and people currently serving!

Lydia C. Lee said...

Interesting scenery - i like the tunnel

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Lovely place to hike

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful park and hike! Did you feel like Rocky when he climbed the steps to the Philadelphia Art Museum? :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful photos! I can tell that was a difficult hike from all those stair photos, Eileen! It was worth the effort to see those waterfalls and interesting cave.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Great place! And all this beauty is complemented by the sound of the falling waterfall!

Missy George said...

I just love water falls..I have never photographed them but some day will run down to Md..hopefully..Beautiful pictures..Old Mans Cave looks like a great photo op..thanks for sharing..

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous place and not too far from me. That last photo is my favorite!

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful hike! Totally worth the sore legs.

Lea said...

What a beautiful place!
Have a wonderful week!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I've never visited a cave hopeful I will get the oppertunity to do so

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful tour you gave us and I loved the mosaic of the stairs!

Kalantikan said...

Hi Eileen, i am sure by now you know i love waterfalls, as i know you love birds, hehe. And i make distances and sacrifice a bit just to see them. However, our waterfalls here are far from us and mostly difficult to reach. Those you posted here seems a bit dry, do they get bigger after heavy rains in some seasons?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Cool place

Jeanna said...

Very pretty and a worthwhile hike. It reminds me of an area west of here.

Vera said...

A gorgeous place!! We were there last Fall.

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful place. I can imagine the sound of the falls as they tumble into that gorgeous blue pool.

Debbie said...

oh boy eileen, that's a lot of steps, i'm afraid i could not walk that!! i adore the peace and tranquility of the waterfalls and those pretty wildflowers. you are seeing and photographing a lot this year!!!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

How wonderful is this place?! I think I could make a home there, but maybe not in a damp cave. A little cabin maybe? That would be amazing.

Have a great week,
Andrea

NatureFootstep said...

wow, what a place. And all steps. My legs would have ached too. :) But I would have walked them. Love the cave and falls and everything you share here :)

Molly said...

Those falls look beautiful

Mollyx

Al said...

That looks beautiful but it's certainly a lot of steps. There aren't many flat trails where I live!

Linda G. said...

Very nice write-up about seeing these waterfalls at Hocking Hills. The fact that a lot of climbing and hiking is involved is what keeps me away from Hocking Hills. I would love to go and see what all you saw, it I am afraid I would not last on all those stairs!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I have never been to a place like this. It looks so beautiful. I would love to visit those waterfalls and turquoise pools.

Sussi said...

such a beautiful place and photos!

Birgitta said...

Interesting and very nice pictures!

Sandra said...

Que lindas imagens. Adorei ver. Feliz dia.

Sandra said...

Que lindas imagens. Adorei ver. Feliz dia.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing place.
Beautiful pics.
Greetings

Our photos said...

That looks like a beautiful place !

Karen S. said...

What a lovely area, (those steps are incredible like reaching a magical story land) such an exciting place to be curiously wander through. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

Lowcarb team member said...

You certainly did a lot of walking.
Loved seeing your collage, and the falls are so beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

All the best Jan

Sue (this n that) said...

I certainly did enjoy this post Eileen, will go back and read previous one too. Such a beautiful spot, love the cave. You did a lot of walking 😊

Klara said...

your photos always relax me.

Sondra said...

Absolutely love these photos! The falls are so delicate and the tones of the color is just right. Love the little swallows tucked in under the rock...and more beautiful trillium. Have a great week!

jandi newall said...

oh my! that's a lot of steps! looks like a lovely place to visit!

Angie said...

Eileen - a thorough tour of the area - nice! I especially liked your mosaic of all the steps. A workout, indeed!

ellen b. said...

Another great park with interesting history! Great photos and great physical effort on your part to see all this beauty!

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