Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: April 30, 2020
After a fun two hour drive through scenic south-central Ohio, we hiked this 4.6 mile out and back preserve trail. Rated moderate due to its many steep inclines, the trail winded through mature wooded areas over a dozen foot bridges where we often saw bunches of the Ohio state wildflower, the large white trillium. At one point the forest opens into a prairie where we crossed several creeks and saw remnants of old shacks. The trail ascended over 300 feet eventually crossing a boardwalk over a crevasse and ended at a dolomite rock cliff overlook providing a panoramic view of the beautiful rural Adams County valley. The overlook is a chunk of Peebles Dolomite Rock that juts out 500 feet above the valley below where turkey vultures ride the air currents. Afterwards, in downtown West Union, we viewed the colorful Buzzardroost Mural and the Olde Wayside Inn, built in 1804, Ohio’s oldest still standing inn still in use.