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Hiking the Gorge at Glenlaurel

Hiking the Gorge at Glenlaurel

I want to thank long time guest Mark and Carol Hess for introducing me to Paul & Cathy Knoop.

As I am new to the Hocking Hills region, I mentioned To Mark one morning that I was looking for a “flora N Fauna guy" to go hiking with and someone to share thier knowledge with our guest.

  Long Story short... Mark knows Paul and Cathy and set in motion an e mail introduction.

Paul and Cathy came out to hike with the Glenlaurel team as part of our Christmas Party, We learned so much. There is Magic in the Glen…   Be ready to enjoy hikes with them as soon as the snow melts this Spring.

Message from Paul & Cathy 


It was a typical cool, overcast December morning as we drove the meandering driveway into Glen Laurel. On this morning we took a staff hike into Camusfearna Gorge, a deep sandstone valley located just below the Glen Laurel main buildings. The trail went down slope past majestic tulip trees, red and white oaks and various hickories. We noted the dark green of Christmas ferns, mosses and liverworts covering the wooded hillside. On the valley floor we enter a forest of Eastern hemlock, delicate evergreen trees that prefer the cool, moist environment of the lower gorge. The clean, cool water in the stream sings as sit drops over sandstone ledges, narrows to pass over rocky riffles, while at another wide area it becomes tranquil and silent. We contemplate the small stream and the part it played in creating the 100 foot deep gorge.

As we depart the gorge and walk upslope we feel refreshed and exhilarated having experienced one of Hocking County’s most outstanding natural areas.

Watch the news letter for a schdule of guided hikes this Spring, Or Call for a private hike! You will be Amazed. 


Hiking the Gorge at Glenlaurel 2014-12-22 2014



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