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    (Pic Heavy) Mohican State Forest (OH) Overnight, Aug. 17-18

    I finally had a chance to get some much needed trail time this weekend so I went down to Mohican SF to do some scouting for a possible group hang in a couple of weeks.

    After signing up for Park & Pack site 9 I parked in the lot by the Covered Bridge and, since I wouldn't be hiking to my campsite, I left the backpack in the car for the day. The park was crowded as it always is this time of year but I'm always surprised by how few people I encounter on the foot trails. Throughout the day less than a dozen souls (9 people, 1 dog).

    I began the day hiking the Lyons Falls Trail which is an out-and-back of about 3 miles looping back from Little Lyons Falls.


    Big Lyons Falls:





    Little Lyons Falls:







    I almost walked out on that fallen tree above for a unique photo but thought better of it this time.


    After making the return hike back to the Covered Bridge I hiked the Hog Hollow Trail out to the Fire Tower which is a 4.6 mile out-and-back.


    A few cascades along the trail:







    And a few views from the Fire Tower:








    After once again returning to the Covered Bridge I hiked thru Campground B to the Hemlock Gorge Trail which is a 6 mile out-and-back (from Covered Bridge to Covered Bridge).


    A few views of the Clear Fork of the Mohican River:











    And here are a few views of the forest from various points along the trails:








    After returning to my car at around 2:45pm I drove up to the parking lot for Park & Pack sites 8-10. While awaiting the arrival of HF member jlind79 I took a couple of photos of the farmland that is adjacent to the lot.






    By the time I walked back to the parking lot and retrieved my gear from my trunk jlind79 pulled in and we hiked into site 9 which had a young couple in a tent near the fire ring so we setup our hammocks and tarps at the rear of the site. I hung my new XLC Blackbird and Superfly. After finishing I hung out with jlind79 for a little bit before I realized I had left my hat at the car so I hiked out and back. Upon returning jlind79 was socializing with the couple so I went back to the hammock and ate my PackIt Gourmet Southwest Black Bean & Corn salad, yummmmmy.


    Here's a a couple of pics of my setup for the night:






    A marvelous day and night in the woods it was (sunny with a high of 80F and a low of 58F). I got several trail miles underfoot in the forest, I got to meet a fellow HF member who seems like a good guy and I got to experience the comfort of my new hammock for about 12 hours.

    There are more photos in my gallery with the "Mohican 3 - ..." name if anyone is interested.
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    awesome!
    I was at site 9 the weekend before.
    Plenty of trees to choose from.

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    non of your pics are working for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    non of your pics are working for me?
    I think I fixed it.
    "Behold, as the wild a** of the desert, go I forth to my work." -- Guerney Halleck

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    Awesome, we are taking the scouts there this year hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    Awesome, we are taking the scouts there this year hopefully.
    I hope you and the scouts make it out there, it is a beautiful place with plenty of trails. Don't know the size of your group but keep in mind that there is a 6-camper limit for the Park & Pack sites except site 9 which has a 20-camper limit.
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    Great report Trail Runner. Great photos. I wanted to hang my hammock from that one large limb going out over the river. If for nothing else but to take a nap and say I did that (photos or it didn't happen).

    Thanks for sharing that.


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    Excellent pics...Thanks for sharing

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    That's why the Ohio gang likes getting together there quite often, so beautiful in the Fall and Winter too.

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