Friday, September 02, 2016

A Virtual Hike on the Hemlock Gorge Trail at Mohican State Park in the Beautiful State of Ohio

MQTlogoa On a recent camping trip to Mohican State Park Linda and I had the chance to hike the Hemlock Gorge Trail.


We were camping with our T&B QMax trailer. Notice how we were easily able to turn our trailer around so we faced my sister and her husbands trailer on the right. Have to have those EZ Up canopies… Time to hit the trail….



Yes.. 3 miles to the covered bridge making it a 6mile round trip hike….(my legs hurt LOL)…One good point there is very little elevation change..

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Trail starts out wide and level..

100_0214 Hiking from Campground A to Campground B the river is on your left..

100_0215 Tube launch area which Linda used a little later…



“The 1,110-acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 4,525-acre state forest are outstanding in their beauty and offer limitless opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio's most unique natural regions. The striking Clear Fork Gorge, hemlock forest and scenic Mohican River offer a wilderness experience while the resort lodge and cottages provide luxurious accommodations.”


Notice one of the rental cottages on the other side of the river…

Find other facilities on map

Many Many years ago I lived about twenty miles from Mohican State Park.



Trail narrows and gets a little rougher. Linda and I met a young woman running the trail. Linda observed that Liz must be sure footed. Liz said, “I’m from the little town of Glacier Washington at the foot of Mt. Baker. No problem running the trail here.” Liz is visiting Ohio, hopefully some day Linda and I will visit the Mt. Baker area in Washington State.


“The Mohican River is a principal tributary of the Walhonding River, about 40 miles (64 km) long, in north-central Ohio in the United States. Via the Walhonding, Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 999 square miles (2,587 km²).”


Just follow the whit blazes……




100_0249 We are getting close to the end of the trail. Relief is in sight..

100_0250 Yea………


Linda and I  definitely give Mohican State Park two thumbs up for viewing and hiking. Notice:: it says to call 911 in and emergency.. No cell coverage on this trail …sorry…



The Lyons Falls trail starts on the other side of the bridge…. Linda and I hiked that trail the next day. The Class B campground at this end of the Hemlock Gorge trail seemed very nice for tent camping and was not crowded at all.


River view from the middle of the bridge. I hear there is some good fishing on this part of the river.

100_0294 Linda and I say, “Thanks for stopping by and we hope you are able to get out into the great outdoors and do a little hiking.”


Thursday, September 01, 2016

Camping with our T&B QMax Trailer a repost


Welcome to “My Quality time”…. Linda and I recently

did a little camping/hiking in the Hocking Hills area

of Ohio. We love our T&B ( Little Guy ) camping trailer

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For a little wandering music…


With all the rain we have had there was a little

extra water going over the falls.


Top photo the lower falls at Old Mans cave. This photo is

of the falls at Ash Cave.

DSC_0014 Joe Todd & Linda reporting from

the Hocking Hills of Ohio.

Wandering In The Hocking Hills Near Lancaster,Ohio

MQTlogoa For a Spiritual start to the day “The Stairs” by T.D. Garrison and a couple photos of mine taken in the Hocking Hills of Ohio.


Oh long and dark the stairs I trod,
with stumbling feet to find my God,
Gaining a foothold bit by bit
Then slipping back and losing it.


There came a certain time when I
Loosened my hold and fell thereby,
Down to the lowest step my fall
As if I had not climbed at all.


And as I lay despairing there,
there came a footfall on the stairs
And 'lo' when hope had ceased to be
My God came down the stairs to me.

jtf1 Hope everyone has a great day. Linda and I certainly enjoyed hiking in The Hocking Hills of Ohio.


Just Love Wandering in the Smokey Mountains

MQTlogoa  At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point east of the Mississippi. Only North Carolina's Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) rises higher. READ MORE
DSC_0043 Linda and I were at the summit of Clingmans Dome on Easter 2015. A group of Christian Chinese from Atlanta sang “Glory To God” in Chinese on this beautiful day. (so says the ranger))
One of World's Coolest Observation Decks

DSC_0068 A big “Shout Out”  to everyone from Joe Todd & Linda from the Summit of Clingmans Dome. ( Linda is so beautiful I try to keep her in the shadows so she doesn’t “steal the show” LOL)
Today was a clear day,but the ranger said,” The sky is battered by some kind of weather condition - rains and drizzles and nebulous fogs at least fifty percent of the time.
Maybe a Sky Watch Friday post or maybe not. I always feel a little bad if I don’t get around to other great skywatch posts to comment.
jtf1 Have a great day…..
Clingmans Dome:: Ranked #2 of 34 (Trip Advisor Great Smoky Mountains}

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

She Failed The Test

MQTlogoa Take the Quality time Dementia test below and see how you do……
Your Yearly
Dementia Test (only 4 questions this year) Yep, it's that
time of year again for us to take our annual senior citizen
test. Exercise of the
brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's
important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose
it! Here is a very
private way to gauge how your memory compares to your last test. Some may think it
is too easy, but the ones with memory problems may have
difficulty. Take this test to
determine if you're losing it or not. The spaces below
are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer. OK, relax, clear
your mind and begin. #1. What do you
put in a toaster ?

            Answer: 'bread.'
If you said 'toast', just give up now and go do something else. And, try not to
hurt yourself. If you said,
bread, go to Question #2.

# 2. Say 'silk'
five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink ?

                Answer: Cows
drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next
question. Your brain is
already over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with
reading more appropriate literature such as Women's Weekly or Auto World. However, if you
did say 'water', proceed to Question #3.

  # 3. If a red
house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and
a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black
bricks, what is a green house made from ?

Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said
'green bricks', why are you still reading this ??? PLEASE, go lie
down!!! But, if you said
'glass,' go on to Question #4.

    # 4. Do not use a
calculator for this: You are driving a
bus from New York City to Philadelphia. In Staten Island,
17 people got on the bus. In New Brunswick,
6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on. In Windsor, 2
people get off and 4 get on. In Trenton, 11
people get off and 16 people get on. In Bristol, 3
people get off and 5 people get on. And, in Camden, 6
people get off and 3 get on. You then arrive
at Philadelphia Station. Without going
back to review, how old is the bus driver ?

        Answer: Oh, for crying out loud ! Don't you
remember your own age?!?! It was YOU driving the bus! DSC_0047DSC_0046 DSC_0056DSC_0049DSC_0054 Please Go Quietly…Thank You…… Can anyone guess where the photos are from????
882a26c269bbff15f131bb5789d46cf5Have a great day…..,
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