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Highbanks Hiking

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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I have just gotten home from some hiking with Sparkfriends. In attendance was myself, BUCKEYESKIER, ONCEUPONABOD, DEBISITY (and hubby) and LORI426.

We met at Highbanks Metro park just outside of Columbus. It was a chilly morning, but once we started moving things warmed up. The park was ablaze in reds, yellows and oranges; true fall weather. The park was busy with joggers and walkers of all ages. I was glad to see other people out being proactive about living a healthy life.

We made a lap around one of the trails and made it back to our cars about 45 minutes later. At this point everyone but LORI426 had things to do. LORI426 and I decided to take the 1.5 mile trail since she would have to be heading off to a Boy Scout gathering. If I'm ever lost in the woods I'll pray that LORI426 is along; she's even more prepared than I am. After our 1.5 mile loop I bid her farewell and make my way to my car. I decide to drive up to one of the other trails and move out on my own.

At this trail I want to make my way out to the Overlook area. It was a bigger hike than I would have expected, but nothing I couldn't handle. Once out to the Overlook the view was worth it. I'll let you be the judge.

Along the way back to my vehicle I bumped into an older couple, the man using a cane to get around. They stopped for the wife to take a picture of him, but as I passed I asked if they would rather have a picture together. They were delighted to have a total stranger offer something so nice. I told them that I hope that someday if I'm in the same situation someone will be kind enough to return the favor. Once back to my car I looked at my HRM and I've walked/hiked 2 hours and burned about 1,000 calories. Not bad for something that didn't even feel like a workout.
I'll let the rest of the pictures speak for themselves.
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  • TRACIJO74
    Great blog! Awesome pics!!!
    4241 days ago
  • MEGSOSU
    I'm glad that you had such a great time at the hike! I wish I could have made it out there! The pictures are beautiful!
    4246 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    Great blog and phots. Please keep on keeping on.
    4252 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    Oh what a beautiful hike you got in!!! Thanks for posting the pics :) Nice job!
    4254 days ago
  • METAMORPHOSISAB
    Wonderful blog, gorgeous photos and fabulous memories. Wish I could have joined you guys and will try my best next time. We had another commitment unfortunately. Sounds like a fantastic time! I hope the rest of your weekend was just as grand!
    4254 days ago
  • ROBINSON_CMR
    We just got back from Boo at the Zoo (about a 2 1/2 hour visit). I thought about wearing my HRM but figured it wouldn't really be worth it...but maybe. I'm very tired now - we all are!

    It was a great day for a hike. I'm not that far from Highbanks. I'll have to pay more attention to these types of posted things. It would be nice to meet some local Sparkers face-to-face!
    4255 days ago
  • KRISCHICK
    Great pictures Bill! I'm glad you had a great hike.
    4255 days ago
  • ONCEUPONABOD
    Great pics and blog! Hope we can do it again! It was so fun to hike with my fellow Sparkers!

    Julie :o)
    4256 days ago
  • DEBBIESTY
    Awesome pictures Bill.

    I'm glad my husband I and got to experience for ourselves!

    emoticon Neat blog about our morning. Thanks. We hope to do it again.
    4256 days ago
  • MIAMIA7
    Wow Bill! Beautiful photos of beautiful fall! I had a run this morning with the same type of views! Great job on the hike and glad you enjoyed yourself! Just the icing on the cake to spend it with other sparkers! Anne
    4256 days ago
  • SIMPLE_TAILOR
    Sounds like a wonderful morning.

    ttyl
    4256 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Bill, my Big Ten Buckeye buddy! What a gorgeous area and what a fantabulous day you had!!! Isn't this just the best time of the year!! I am so stinkin proud of you and so happy to have you as my Sparked friend!! I can only imagine the older couple and what they are thinking of you and what yo did for them. YOU helped make their outing very special. YOU rock!!!

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    4256 days ago
  • QUIDDITCHGRRL
    Yay, I love being at Highbanks this time of year. Glad to hear you had such a wonderful hike!
    4256 days ago
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    Beautiful photos Bill - glad you had a great time on your hike. emoticon
    4256 days ago
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