DustyBlues Journal


Our adventures in the Hocking Hills...


Rapunzel's Plunge
April 2019

An early Spring morning and a brisk hike found us peering over the abyss at Rapunzel's Plunge. Fed by its sister, Cinderella, this is one of the few falls allowing the vantage point to easily capture it glory...

The
March 2019

One of the intriguing stories of these Hills is the "Road to Hell" tree tale. 

An Indian hunting trail wound through the valley between present day Laurelville and South Bloomingville...

High Water Everywhere
February 2019

A Cascading Old Man's Cave Creek. 

Slipping out early on a mid-week day after several continual days of rain gave rise to many contemplative locations. This classic view held sway for me for quite some time as I paused to reflect on the evolution of these hollows from innumerable floods such as this...

Blood Moon
February 2019

The Full Blood Moon

A frigid night yet powerful emotive forces were at work. I silently watched and gathered periodic captures as the Earth's shadow shrouded the moon...

Christmas Eve Adventures
December 2018

An early morning hiking adventure to Parish Rocks.

Val and I researched this location and with the expert advice of local friend and neighbor, Aaron Fox, we trekked here with no problems...

Dual Wonders
January 2019
November 2018

An easy stroll allowed us to gather in this visual expression of nature's wonder here in the Hocking Hills.

This is one of the easier hikes in the area. A mostly flat paved path meanders down the middle of Conkle's Hollow amid towering Black Hand sandstone walls above...