Monday, December 14, 2009

Tar Hollow State Park in the Hocking Hills for My World and Watery Wednesday

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Back to the Hocking Hills TAR HOLLOW STATE PARK near Lancaster,Ohio

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Down the road To Tar Hollow past the ranger station and now we are at the spillway for the dam.

100_5227 Sunlight on the dam and some stormy skies. How about a swim at the beach?

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Might be a little cold for a swim. The stream right bottom carries water from the spillway. Ok, you have waited long enough, what is behind the dam?

100_5220  Keeping with my theme of “lack of water” for Watery Wednesday the lake at Tar Hollow has been drained. In talking to the ranger I was told the entire beach area is being redone and improved. In lowering the level of the lake  there was a problem with the “gate” that controls the water level, hence the whole lake was drained. (THIS WAS NEWS TO ME

COLLAGE3  So for next season there is going to be a completely redone beach and swimming area which sounds real good for MY WORLD

For today I’ll just do some climbing and  100_5277 

framehike   I will follow the BLUE BLAZES on the Buckeye Trail

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Linda & I say Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by.

33 comments:

Jossie said...

Interesting to see the lake's bottom. Once restored it must be a wonderful place to relax next summer.

Sylvia K said...

Another great set of photos, Joe! What a great park! Looks like a great place to spend time in the summer!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

A great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

Always enjoyed your tours. So same time next week then?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Joe, Looks like you had a big surprise when you got to the state park... No water in the lake, huh?????

Our state park did the same thing here a year or so ago. They were re-doing the old bridge ---so they drained the lake for awhile. It looked just like yours does!!!!! Surprise!!! BUT--now that the bridge is comopleted, it is all back to normal and looks great.

Tar Hollow looks like a neat place to hike also. We'll be there soon.
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Interesting pictures. It will be nice to see it back in its fill glory.

Powell River Books said...

Great collage of pictures, but I like the stormy sky best. I invite you to come see my snowy airport. - Margy

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful park. I love the stormy sky shots.

June said...

I'm guessin, with the water at its current level, the prohibition against flotation devices wouldn't present too great a problem...? :-P

Di said...

Hi Joe, great photos, but that 'sunlight on the dam' is wonderful!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

It's always a surprise to expect to see a body of water and find the water all gone! I remember visiting Washington, D.C. one year, and the Tidal Basin was empty! Your picture of sunshine hitting the dam is spectacular.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: Hope that wasn't one of your fishing lakes that is unless you fish a lake downstream of this one. That will certainly hurt the lake fish population for a while.

Keetha Broyles said...

Thanks for coming back and answering my question!

I LOVE the river picture in your header. Reminds me of the Namekagon in Northern Wisconsin.

Barb said...

Wow - love that last pic, Joe - I'd follow that path, too...

hip chick said...

How strange to just empty a lake! Not be obtuse but what the heck do they do with all that water?

Carver said...

Great shots of the state park. I enjoyed this post.

George said...

I like your tour and photos of Tar Hollow State Park. This was a very interesting 'waterless' Watery Wednesday post! At least you'll have a wonderful new beach to look forward to next summer.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Yep, that is a pretty empty lake. Hopefully it will fill back up for summer.It needed cleaned but it is too bad the gate stuck.

@nemonen said...

Very interesting photos. Hope there will come more water soon. Have a nice x-mas

Evelyn Howard said...

lovely photos

Greyscale Territory said...

A very informative post! I have never heard of a whole lake being drained! Seems strange! And love the photo of the water ambling under the bridge!

Quilt Works said...

Nice collection of photos and fun commentary. I love fall and you captured it well!

eileeninmd said...

It is a great looking park. And what a surprise to see the lake empty. Great set of photos.

SandyCarlson said...

That sure is a lack of water. Those warning signs would keep me out, no matter how much was there. Thanks for an interesting post.

SJ said...

tat pool of water attracts me

A smile from SJ =)

chubskulit said...

cool combination of post series.

Missing the lake

Guy D said...

Wow, great selection of shots, very informative.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Martha Z said...

I like the light those storm clouds gave, you got great shots.

Martha in PA said...

Great series of photos. I also love your header!

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Powell River Books said...

Hi again Joe - Thanks for the follow. And thanks for the questions. Your friend up north, Margy.

Helena said...

Very nice set of photos. I think I would've been in shock to get to the lake and find it missing. :)

Lorac said...

Well Joe the lake certainly has a clean bottom! Thanks for the tour!

Tony Letts said...

revisiting in different seasons is so special