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How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

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How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

Hello, I just checked weater.com and looks like it has been fairly cold at HH. I might be able to squeeze a couple of days off next week and am thinking about hiking HH. Appreciate your feedback...

I hiked HH in Oct. and did Conkles Hollow, rim and gorge for the first time - wow, what a beautiful trail!

TIA, alashas http://www.youtube.com/user/honeymoon2ohio

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1. Re: How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

I can't say for sure, but it's probably beautiful out there right now. A week ago was the winter hike where thousands of people show up to hike Old Man's Cave trails. Since then, we've received about 4-6 of snow, and it's been super cold. Temps are going to be milder this week.

I hope you come and enjoy!

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2. Re: How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

Thanks, Jenny! I just made reservations with Mark and Kelly Cymanski at the very impressive looking Comfort in the Woods Hocking Hills Cabins:

http://www.comfortinthewoods.com/

I took some videos of Conkle's Hollow Rim and Gorge in Nov that I have not yet edited. When I get those done, along with videos and photos I take this weekend, I plan to post those videos and transfer these videos from an earlier trip to HH:

…smugmug.com/Nature/Hocking-Hills-Ohio-Video/

to my youtube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/honeymoon2ohio

I bought some long underwear today at Eddie Bauer, lol!

Thanks for your help, alashas

http://www.youtube.com/user/honeymoon2friends

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3. Re: How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

Thanks for the links. I hope you have a great time and get some excellent video. It's been above freezing during the day for a couple of days, but it stays colder back in the hills. ;)

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4. Re: How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

You are welcome, Jenny, I am going to bring some of our wintry mix we are getting at the moment in central VA to HH tomorrow (:>) I've been watching the Logan weather closely and figure HH generally averages a few degrees colder. I am guessing a little thawing during the day refreezes at night, making the falls and icicles even more interesting....

all the best, alashas http://www.youtube.com/user/honeymoon2ohio

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5. Re: How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

Hey Alashas, along with your longies, grab some pull-on ice cleats--they go over your shoes and you might need them ot OMC--it's been colder and snowier there than usual and that amounts to packed snow/ice on the trails, and you know how steep the trails are...now tell us what your favorite place in Va is--I'm heading to Huntington next week and then on down to TN.

Nice image of horseshoe bend--you musta vbeen reeeally leaning over for that one...

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6. Re: How are the trails and is there ice at the Falls?

Hi holliemac,

thanks for your advice about the ice cleats, and I wish we would have purchased some before we left. We finalized our plans the day before we left and I did not read your message. There was a fair amount of snow and ice on the trails, and we had to be very careful during much of our hiking, especially negotiating steps. Both of fell once in our 2 days of hiking, but did not injure ourselves.

And yes, I did lean a bit at Horshoe Bend to get that photo! Here is a video of HB:

youtube.com/user/…8NxEFeo380Q

We took some photos and videos that came out well and I will post them in separate posts. Haven't had time to work on the videos yet, but they will eventually be here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/honeymoon2ohio

Photos are in albums here:

http://www.honeymoon2.smugmug.com/

All the best, alashas

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