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Looking ahead to Spring

For those already thinking ahead to warm weather 🙂

The club is planning on a Spring trip to the “Gorge” led by Al and Pat Langen focusing on the many birds and unique spring wildflowers found there.

http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/natural-areas-preserves-home/post/clifton
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Grayling, MI Snow report – 9″

For those who might be interested in a weekend trip, the Grayling MI area is currently reporting 9″ of snow.

On the way up, it is always worth stopping at Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon, MI to either ski their groomed trails, have a snack in their lodge area, or pick up some new gear.

http://www.cross-country-ski.com/

 

 

 

Annual kick-off meeting at Clifton Mill – January 7, 2017

The Food was good and as always, plentiful…. “Gorge at the Mill then hike the Gorge”.

There is an upcoming group trip to Vista Verde Ranch in Clark, CO on (1/14 – 1/21)  Conditions appear to be good.

A Club Big Trip is planned for Stokley Creek (Canada); (3/12-19, 2017)  Information is available for interested parties.

Off season thrill Zip-line at Hockinghillscanopytours

Hey everyone, Vicki and I celebrated our 35th anniversary by going over to Hocking Hills State Park for a few days.  It is only a 2 hour drive from Dayton and there are several cabin rentals around at fairly reasonable rates.   Of course, we walked on several of the cave trails, many of which offer easy (flat) gorge walks (even Old Man’s Cave has had trail improvements to make it easy to negotiate) as well as more demanding cliff-side trails like the one at Conkle’s Hollow which has 200 ft drops right next to the trail.

In addition, we did a 2-hour excursion to have our first experience zip-lining at Hockinghillscanopytours

See Vicki come in for a landing at: http://youtu.be/25DIBBQXQN0

The tour is not strenuous (from an exertion standpoint) and it is a thrill to ride 20 mph down a 570′ cable!

Mike and Vicki Mike coming in