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Central Ohio Group Calendar

Outings scheduled August 21, 2014 through September 20, 2014

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You may also want to see About Outings for description of Outings, Friday Night Hikes, and the Outings Rating System (E/S).

 

Friday, August 22 -- Highbanks Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Highbanks is located just west of US 23 about 3.5 miles north of I-270. The Nature Center is the first driveway on the right after you enter the park. Meet outside the Nature Center. Be prepared for some hills as we hike about 3 to 3.5 miles up and down the scenic ravines. There may be warm weather, so please bring some water for the hike. Contact leaders for further information.

 

Sunday, August 24 -- Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 9:00 AM. This 6 to 8 hike will begin at scenic Clifton Gorge with many unusual natural sights along the Little Miami River. We'll also read about an incredible escape across the gorge by a member of Daniel Boone's party and . Bring lunch, water, and hiking boots, and meet behind Bob Evans Restaurant at Westland Shopping Center (just east of I-270 and West Broad St.). Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, August 24 -- Annual COG family picnic pot luck, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 1:00 PM. Annual COG family picnic pot luck at Clear Creeks Metro Park Sunday Aug 24 1-5 PM. Please bring a food dish to share. Explore one of the newer Metro parks around Hocking Hills near Lancaster. Contact leader David Roseman for further information.

 

Friday, August 29 -- Dublin, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for a 3-mile hike starting at Indian Run Falls and traversing downtown Dublin, the river and some of the surrounding neighborhoods. There will be an optional dinner afterwards. Meet in the parking lot of 700 Shawan Falls Dr. Please wear appropriate footwear as we may encounter some muddy areas. A flashlight is a good accessory, too. Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, August 31 -- Wildcat Hollow, Ratings: E/S 4/5

 

Time: 9:00 AM. This hike takes place at the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest. We will hike about 10 or 15 miles depending on interest. The ten mile version may also involve hiking in the Burr Oak State Park. The area offers terrain and vegetation typical of the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio. Bring water, lunch, boots, suitable attire and meet behind McDonalds at Winchester Square Shopping Center, near US 33 and Gender Road. Contact leader for further information.

 

Wednesday, September 3 -- Franklin Park, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 6:30 PM. Enjoy an hour long stroll through this scenic and historic park just 4 miles east of downtown Columbus. Meet inside the east entrance of the Conservatory located at 1777 E. Broad St. Come early for the Farmers market. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, September 5 -- Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for a walk in the wood and around the lakes at Prairie Oaks Park. From Columbus, take I-70 west to Plain City-Georgesville/SR-142 exit. Go about .8 miles north to park entrance on right. Meet at the Whispering Oaks picnic area. Optional dinner after the hike. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, September 12 -- Three Creeks/Confluence Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. We wil hike past the confluence of Alum , Blacklick ,and Big Walnut Creeks . and enjoy the fauna along the way. Meet at the bulletin board by the restrooms at 3669 Bixby Rd., Groveport. Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, September 14 -- Scioto Trails State Park Hike, Ratings: E/S 4/5

 

Time: 9:00 AM. The forest and park are nestled in the high ground of the Appalachian foothills rising above the Scioto River Valley. This historic area was home of the Shawnees as late as the 1700ís and saw the arrival of early American explorers who traveled up the Scioto River. This hike of 11+ miles has most trails in the forest and is comprised of rugged terrain that rapidly descends or rises. While offering expansive views of the area, this is a strenuous hike and may have additional weather-related challenges. Bring water, lunch, boots, suitable attire and meet behind Tim Hortons in the Great Southern Shopping Center on U.S. 23 just north of I-270. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, September 19 -- Gantz Park, Ratings: E/S 1/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. We will meet at Gantz Park, 2255 Home Road, Grove City, 43123. The walk will start with a stroll through the Herb Garden in the park and proceed through the local neighborhood. An optional dinner will take place after the hike. Contact leader for further information.

 

Please see the latest Newsletter for additional meetings and activities.


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