Buzzardroost Rock is a moderately difficult 3.5 – 4.4 mile round trip trail (depending on where you begin) in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve system of Adams County, Ohio. Far above the waters of Ohio Brush Creek, the panoramic scene from this hilltop has been called Ohio’s most spectacular view. I organized the hike through Tri-State Hiking Club, one of my meetup.com organizations and guided approximately 20 people. Most of us met at a carpool location because the trail is almost an hour and one-half from Cincinnati.
The view is outstanding!
Here I am looking quite triumphant having reached the top.
All of the colorful jackets and accessories added some pizzazz to the dreary scenery!
The trail is relatively flat until it’s not! Then we went up…up…up for a while.
Meranda-Nixon Winery, located in Ripley, Ohio is about 35 minutes from the trail, so I had lined up a wine tasting at their venue. They’re generally not open this time of year, but opened especially for us, and allowed us to bring in our own picnic lunch!
Here are two of their dogs. Notice the right guy’s ear…ouch!
The fence line was interesting…
One of their horses wanted his photo taken…
The weather was glorious…almost 50 degrees, compared to this time a week ago at 0 degrees! Hiking in winter is a great way to get some outdoor exercise.
I personally love the dreary scenes of winter. I would love to find a hiking club that didn’t “challenge” us in distance right off the bat. Looks like a lot of fun.
What part of the country do you live in?
I’m in Missouri. I hear we have some great hiking places here. I haven’t looked into it yet, but I intend to this summer. Anything outdoors is great for the spririt.
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This looks like a great place to visit… love the photos…
I’ll bet we can find more adventure where you live though!!
It sounds like you had a wonderful day and the pictures back that up. You find the best adventures!
Yes…it was very nice! Thanks Michelle!
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Fantastic fotos! But the area looks “Texas-dry to me.
Have a good one,
Yes…not very pretty right now…but Spring will be there and here in no time!
What beautiful pictures! 🙂
Thanks very much! Looking forward to checking out your blog also!
What great photos, Sherry! Nicely done. The dog’s ear tells a story!