Val and I spent a morning in the Old Mans Cave gorge a week ago. Arriving early, there were few others about, and we leisurely hiked in an off and on misty rain, taking our time to adjust our visions to our elegant surroundings.
This vision of the Upper Falls and the start of the Grandma Gatewood Trail in the Hocking Hills was inspiring. Mother Nature has blooms in perfection and the overnight rains were sufficient to give the falls character without causing a muddy pool below. The color saturations from the rain on the foliage and rocks set the place off well. A great memory for us.
"A look back at the harmony that develops here. The near century old WPA arched bridge has aged wonderfully as it leads out of the gorge under the Old Man's Cave cliff that Richard Roe spent many solitary days here."
"A unique look at the special attention that is developed in the Old Man's Cave gorge. The lower bridge replaced a wooden one destroyed in a flood a number of years ago and the upper bridge allows visitors to traverse between the gorge rim trails easily."