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Ice Trekking in the Buckeye State

By devilwind on 2015.01.17 In Hiking

There’s a nice preserve in a quaint little town called Yellow Springs that boasts several pieces of eye candy that are even more impressive when the temperatures dip below freezing.  Ice falls, frozen creeks, running springs, swaying pine forests, and icy crossings are just a few of the wonderful winter experiences you’ll run into on this 5 mile jaunt through the woods in Glen Helen Nature Preserve near Antioch College.  I’d go so far as to say that this hike might be better just after a hard freeze.  Don’t forget the trekking poles and the chains for your boots, as there is a multitude of cliff and ravine areas that could be a bit treacherous when covered in ice, but the winter is a great time to traverse the Glen.

Ice falls at Glen Helen

 

Pine Forest at the Glen

 

The cascades

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