Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ohio State Parks

This is an ode to the awesomeness of the Ohio State Parks. Not only do they allow geocaching in their parks (some states don't), THEY actually hide caches and sponsor contests!! AWESOME!

This year I did two challenges. One was new this year and involved one cache in each of the 19 state parks in Northeast Ohio. The other is an annual thing and has you find 18 caches in the parks in the "Portage Lakes Region" (don't be fooled this extends down to Jefferson Lake St Park which is over an hour away). I like that contest best because it always is a true "challenge" and it takes you to new parts of the parks every year; parts that you never knew exisited!!

Good times, good hikes, good friends. Ohio really does rock. And there are DEFINITELY hills in Ohio!

Here's some pics:

Every Portage Lakes Region cache (minus Guilford Lake) had an "Ole Man" and I always kissed him.

Remains of Sprucevale Pottery in Beaver Creek St Park. I bet there are ghosts near here! ;)

Last cache to officially finish 2009 State Parks things. It was my first 5/5 !!!! At Guilford Lake.


Erika Jean said...

it must have been a 5/5 if you are wearing life jackets! lol Ohio does indeed rock!

basebell6 said...

erika it was so cool; it was a multi and you had to canoe to 3 islands! even cooler was that they provide a free canoes no matter when you go to do it.

Lorena G. Sims said...

Thank you for your prayers, I really appreciate it...
I love your pictures... :-)

Theresa E. said...

I figure I might get around to the St Pk challenge, but I doubt it. I have two St Pks under my belt, but after both of these road trips I don't know if I'm in the mood to drive ALL OVER NE Ohio lol!