Hocking Hills is known for their great hiking and cabins. It's a popular honeymoon place as well.
We hiked one of the smaller trails called Cedar Falls. It was an "easy" trail complete rocks to climb over, under and through for 2 miles.
Once we got away from the more popular areas of the trail we could concentrate on the sights, scents and sounds. The smell of cedar is so soothing, and the drip and running of water over the cliffs is music to sound stressed ears.
The main water fall was spectacular, but crowded so we didn't stick around here long, but continued on the trail.
We eventually came upon several other water falls that we could get right up to, or in my case, into.
I swallowed my fear of small spaces and crawled into a couple of crevices this one really freaked me out.
It's amazing how life clings to the cliffs and rocks.
The most bizarre thing we saw is this group of butterflies drinking from a small amount of water on the rocks. I was literally kneeling less than a foot away from them when I took these pictures.
We ended our day doing a guided trail ride at Uncle Bucks Riding Stable.
Jim has never ridden outside of an arena but he was very confident on his horse, a big Belgian / QH cross mare. I rode a conformational miss-mash of Lippizaner and Appaloosa. Let's just say Warrior was interesting... gaited like a big warm blood, but too short strided to be smooth.
Jim did great, everytime I turned around to check on him he was smiling and relaxed =)