Only about one person in 1,461 is born on February 29. They’re the 0.07%. My father was one of them.
Today would have been his 22nd birthday.
There is another State Nature Preserve that I’ve been aware of for a long time: Christmas Rocks. However, it was closed to the public and required a permit to visit it (and I’d never inquired to find out was what necessary to get a permit—I always figured you had to be part of something like a college class). Anyways, Hiker White, who comments here, let me know that the Preserve has been opened up for general visitors.
So that was yesterday’s hike.
I am always struck by how much of Hocking Hills is so totally unknown by so many people. They (almost) all seem to stick to just the standard “official” spots: Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs. They rarely even go much of a distance beyond the standard fare.
I, on the other hand, enjoy thoroughly exploring what is out there off the beaten path.
Yesterday was another sunny 50° day (we’ve had a lot of those this “winter”), so I did a bit of bushwhacking around the State Forest near Cantwell Cliffs. Total hiking was around 4 miles, with 2½ of that bushwhacking.
Folks may remember that I lost my appeal in my lawsuit against a local library. I talked a bit about that in How Judges Cheat — Part 2. After you lose at the appeals level, you have two choices: accept the loss, or try to get the Ohio Supreme Court interested.
I felt I had to at least make the attempt to get the Ohio Supreme Court interested.
Dr. Daniel Lieberman of Harvard is well-known for his studies of barefoot running, and I’ve discussed that before. He and his colleagues have a new study out, Foot Strike and Injury Rates in Endurance Runners: a retrospective study, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. (The lead author is Adam Daoud.)
It is not a barefoot running study, but does address some of the issues related to barefoot running.