Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Strouds Run Hike: March 18- Set 1

First and foremost I would like to mention that I officially hit 3000 total blog views today.  That is so cool.  People have looked at my crummy, little blog 3000 times.  So, I would like to thank my Mom and Dad, my cousins, the rest of my family and Jenn.  You rule.  I don't know how you did it but wow.  3000. 

No, just kidding.  I put myself all over the place.  Shameless self promotion on Facebook, Stumble-Upon, on photo upload blogs and on my Pinterest page have gotten those hits.  I've worked hard to garner that attention.  Yippee!

Now, back to the pictures and the shameless self promotion.  :)  (Obviously I'm in a mood tonight.  Sorry.  My medications must be off.  I'll try to self adjust.)

On Sunday, I hiked at Strouds Run State Park.  This is my favorite place to hike.  I tried a new trail and was rewarded with scenic vistas of beautiful rock croppings, lovely trees, and a BRUTAL climb.  Seriously.  It was mean.  I had no idea what I was headed for.  When I saw the initial hill, I thought, "hmmm..I need to get back in the game, go for it Dee!"  Then, halfway up, huffing and puffing and feeling like I was going to fall over (literally over the side of the ravine) I was too stubborn to give up. 

So on I went.  Multiple times throughout the hike, I almost fell.  It would have been a fall to my death.  At least I pray it would have been.  But, some of the pictures I got were really good and I felt AMAZING after my hike.  Really strong, really powerful and really tired. 

Now, without further ado and babbling.  Here are the first set of shots.  I hope you like them.  Because seriously, I risked my life for some of these.  Honestly, I did. (Well, not many in this set, more in the second set of photos.)  Steep cliffs.  Ravines.  All by myself.  In the woods of Southern Ohio.  Wow, I am a daredevil!  Never knew I was so brave (or stupid), huh?

Enjoy the photos!

1 comment:

  1. Very lovely photos!!

    3000...WAY TO GO! That is awesome. And just so you know I am always stalking your blog even if I don't have time to leave comments.

    (I laughed when you were thanking people and then had "and Jenn"! hahaha, I feel very special!)