1797 CAMP,CONKLE’S HOLLOW,HOCKING HILLS. THIS IS A GET OUT AND ENJOY NATURE POST.
Conkle’s Hollow:Local Directions
Approximately 12 miles south of Logan on State Rte 664, 1 mile north on State Rte 374, and .25 mile east on Big Pine Rd to the signed entrance.The weekend of Oct. 16th and 17th 2010 pretty busy with great colors,weather and a reenactors encampment.
Let’s take a closer look at he Dutch Oven
We haven’t even been hiking yet but we are having great fun. Did you know Conkle’s hollow Gorge trail is a 1-mile handicapped-accessible trail. (pretty neat)
Spectacular sandstone gorge with excellent vistas, spring wildflowers and fern communities.
Take a look at the ferns:
Where did all this sandstone come from?
“About 350 million years ago, this portion of Ohio lay under the waters of a vast inland ocean. Rivers flowing into this ancient sea carried coarse and fine grained sands, depositing them in large wide deltas much like the present day delta at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Over millions of years, these sand deltas were buried by finer textured silt and clay sediments. Eventually these sedimentary deposits were compressed to form a thick hard layer of sandy textured rock, now referred to as Black Hand sandstone.” READ MORE
“The deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio, has numerous waterfalls cascading over its sandstone cliffs.” No waterfalls today just been to dry.
I you would like to see what the Hollow looks like in the winter with those frozen waterfalls CLICK
Thanks for stopping by. Linda and I are getting ready to take the boat out for a couple days. We are heading to” Seneca Lake which is in eastern Ohio, mostly in Noble County, with a small northern portion in Guernsey County.” This post only shows a small portion of the gorge trail. The Rim trail is spectacular. My back has been acting up a little so we took it a little easy this trip.