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.
I actually cheated a little bit at the end of Blackhand Gorge — Part 1 when I showed you the bike path through Deep Cut (for, not as I originally wrote, the electric Interurban, but the Central Ohio Railroad, and then later the B. & O.). That wasn’t part of my barefoot hike.
When I took that picture I was on inline skates.
There are a number of places in Ohio where the rivers run “backwards”. I’ve written about Clear Creek and Salt Creek. Their current configurations came about when their original outlet was blocked by glaciers and they carved a new route in the other direction.
Blackhand Gorge, through which the Licking River flows, is another such location.