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About two years ago I had the opportunity to visit Glenford Fort, a Hopewell hilltop enclosure in Perry County, the next county over from my county, Fairfield County. (Other Hopewell hilltop enclosures include Spruce Hill, Carlisle Fort, and Fort Hill.) As part of that visit to Glenford Fort, I used my LiDAR-processing software to look at the area.

But about a year later, in a totally unrelated context, I was using the same software to look at a different place. And what I saw AMAZED me! (Clickbait!)

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Memory Rock

On Memorial Day I went on another of the organized hikes at Clear Creek Metro Park. As with the hike described in Winnowing Rock and Sowing Seeds, I was accompanied by fellow-barefoot Lee Parker, from Upstate New York.

We were hoping for a few more barefooters, but it just didn’t happen.

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Fat Feet

I have acquired fat feet. And they feel pretty good.

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Under the Old Oak Tree

We finally got a break in the weather around here and I had a chance to go on an organized hike at Clear Creek Metro Park. I kind of waited until the last minute to decide, because southern Ohio had gotten up to 2 feet of snow a few days before, and the area of the hike had certainly gotten a fair bit of snow itself. But then we’d also had a few warm days, and a day of rain.

It turned out that it was perfect for barefoot hiking.

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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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Folks may recall that I did a bunch of training hikes over the winter. These were training hikes by John O’Meara, the Executive Director of the Columbus Metro Parks.

He was training to climb Mt. Everest.

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On May Day I headed back to Clear Creek Metro Park just to work out a few kinks in my system, and to experiment with my pack a bit. This time I was carrying about 38 pounds.

Spring was continuing to pop.

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