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.