HIKING THE LEDGES YELLOW TRAIL Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park, Garrettsville, Ohio

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date:  September 21, 2023

The final trail at this state park led us down stone steps between the rock formations, one of which looked like a giant eel with its mouth open. Down into the ledges and crevices we hiked until we came to Dwarf’s Pass, a very tight squeeze along the boardwalk. Next was Old Maids Kitchen (Photo #2) which was a low passage between rocks with little overhead sunlight. It reminded me of a long cave at Hocking Hills State Park. Farther along the trail I climbed over some rocks and into Gold Hunters Cave. It was about twenty feet deep, and I got some great colorful pictures inside and looking back out (Photo #4). Through a tighter rock crawl, I managed to get a photo of Cascade Falls, not very gushing in this drought area. The trail was about .3 mile long and was very diverse and adventurous.

After our strenuous hike, we had a very late lunch at Cal’s Restaurant in Garrettsville, Ohio where Rosie woofed down salmon and vegetables while I went off the grid and had comfort food – meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

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