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Worship in the Parrish

One of the places I like to hike to in Hocking Hills is Parrish Rocks. It has the advantage of being about as spectacular as the nearby big three (Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, and Ash Cave) but that nobody knows about it.

I visited again last Friday.

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Winnowing Rock and Sowing Seeds

On Labor Day there was an organized hike at the Clear Creek MetroPark. The Ohio Barefoot Hikers sent a contingent.

We did need a little support from New York, though.

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A Treat for the Senses

I really don’t know why I haven’t gotten more into bog-walking before this. It really is a delight for all the senses.

I had a chance to do another bog-walk two days ago.

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A Thorny Issue

If you hike barefoot as much as I do, it is inevitable that at some point you will step on a thorn. Here are some thoughts on that.

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I haven’t been doing much hiking lately—I’ve just had other things to do and I haven’t made it as much of a priority. But I made it to Hocking Hills last week to do about 8½ miles, and then yesterday I went to Great Seal State Park and did about 5 miles.

And at Great Seal I had something happen that hasn’t happened in along time: I sliced the sole of my foot.

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In 1925, Robert A. Loar walked barefoot from Fairmont, WV to Philadelphia. I’d like to say it was because he was a dedicated barefooter, but I cannot.

He did the walk because he lost a bet.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend fellow barefooter Lee Parker was again in town for a Knap-In. As we’ve done before, after the Knap-In was over we headed out for a nice barefoot hike.

This time we met at Blackhand Gorge and did a 5.9 mile hike.

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