Sunday, October 17, 2010

1797 Camp AT Conkle’s Hollow in the Hocking Hills

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.

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Let’s take a closer look at he Dutch Oven

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DSC_0068 Now I’m really hungry. The pie cooked for about 20 minutes in the Dutch Oven with coals on bottom and top. Now for some beef Jerky

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I wonder where Linda went? DSC_0014 Gotta keep my eye on her.

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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)

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Spectacular sandstone gorge with excellent vistas, spring wildflowers and fern communities.

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Take a look at the ferns:

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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

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“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

FRAMEDWATER2 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.

 

9 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You live in such a great area! This looks like such a fun event and a beautiful hike (if you get around to taking it .>)

Have fun out on the boat. What kind do you have?

Smart Mouth Broad said...

You had me at "pie".

Betsy from Tennessee said...

H Joe, Hope your back gets better.... AND--hope you have a nice trip to Seneca Lake.

That gorge looks incredible --and you WILL need to go back in winter to check out the frozen waterfalls.

Looks like you had a wonderful time at Conkle's Hollow.
Betsy

Coffeedoff said...

Lovly series of photos. I loved the information of how the sandstone was formed. Great post!

EG Wow said...

You certainly do get out and about a lot!

The trail looks like a great one to hike along. I think it's great that it's handicap accessible!

Jenn Jilks said...

What great fun! I am enjoying the history of Lanark COunty, our new home. The local town, Perth, was established in 1816!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: Hope you have a great time on the lake. I have had a wonderful Fall with two Fish Ohio, a 10" Shellcracker Sunfish and a 13 1/4" Crappie. I have caught 5 gills 9" to 9 1/4" long.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

My wife loves to camp. But she won't go unless she has all the comforts of home.... microwave, TV and all :-)

~Ron

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

This looks like another interesting trip. I wouldn't mind going there during one of its reenactments.