Saturday, October 24, 2009

Miami Whitewater

Dear George,


The doggies, Mike and Duffy, and I went camping in Miami Whitewater Forest this week.  Here are a few photos.

Miami Whitewater is one of my favorite places in life these days.  It’s a huge (4700 acre) Hamilton County park, mostly undeveloped forest, located 20 miles west of Cincinnati near Miamitown.  It’s great for hiking and camping.  There’s an 85 acre lake at the park’s center, popular for fishing, kayaking, paddle-boating etc. 

There was only one other campsite occupied when we arrived, so we got our pick and chose site #45.  These are spacious, set off from the road in groves of trees.  That’s my new tent that I bought for $2.50 at St. Vincent de Paul.

Miami Whitewater has 35 miles of well-constructed hiking trails.  Here we are on our favorite, the Badlands Trail, hilly with lots of gullies and pretty views.  With not many people around, the dogs get to run free.

The shorter circular Oakleaf Trail winds past this small pond.

We climb a big hill, then come to a larger pond where we sit on the bench and take in this view.

Camping is a good time to relax. Mikey shows us how to do it.




G-Mail Comments:

Jennifer M:  I love these pics.  We'll have to check out Miami Whitewater next time!

Ami G:  Ahhh!  So nice!

Phyllis S-S:  Dave, loved the picture of Mikey.

Donna D:   david, this is the BEST ever!

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