On saturday, a couple friends and I attended the 45th annual winter hike in Hocking Hills State Park. This is by far my favorite spot in Ohio. I had no idea how many people were going to be at the event — over 4500 hikers. Here is the line to start the hike at ~10am.

The hike was 6 miles from Old Man’ Cave visitor, past Cedar Falls to Ash Cave.
The path ran along the backside of the campground along Rose Lake shown.

The half way point was Cedar Falls.

The Friends of Hocking Hills and the Logan Kiwanas provided a bean soup lunch complete with miffin and hot chocolate.

The hike ended at Ash Cave which is the largest rock shelter in Ohio.
The ice mound at the base of the small waterfall was amazing!

Forunately there were free shuttle buses available for the trip back the car!