Our World: Old Man’s Cave

Looking down into the gorge near Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio.  March 10, 2014.

Looking down into the gorge near Old Man’s Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. March 10, 2014.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Ice along canyon walls, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio.  March 10, 2014.

Ice along canyon walls, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. March 10, 2014.

Old Man’s Cave is a recess cave in a gorge in Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park.  Betsy and I have been to the park a couple of times and have enjoyed hiking down to the cave.  The park contains several waterfalls which had very little water when we visited before, so we went back there in early March hoping to find more flowing water.  We found more water, but we also found a great deal of ice, which was unexpected.

Ice along the walls of the gorge, Hocking Hills State Park.  March 10, 2014.

Ice along the walls of the gorge, Hocking Hills State Park. March 10, 2014.

The walls of the gorge were covered in ice in many places, which was very beautiful but made it tricky to get down to the floor of the gorge.

A column of ice near Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio.  March 11, 2014.

A column of ice near Old Man’s Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. March 11, 2014.

Once I got down to the floor of the gorge, it was fascinating to see the huge columns of ice reaching from an overhang to the base of the cliff.  In the photo above you can even see some blue ice in the column.

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29 Responses to “Our World: Old Man’s Cave”

  1. Blackberry Lane Says:

    What pretty and unusual pictures with the ice. Thanks for sharing your visit! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you both.

  2. Denise Says:

    Marvelous photos George, those thick sheets of ice hold their own beauty. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  3. Linda at To Behold the Beauty Says:

    The ice falls and ice columns are really beautiful, George. You got some great shots. Glad you and Betsy made it down and back safely.

  4. sylviakirks Says:

    So much amazing, icy beauty, George!! Terrific captures as always!! And thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your incredible trips!! Have a great new week and Happy St. Pat’s Day!!

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    that column of ice is awesome… some of the ice looks like icing on a cake dripping off

  6. Betsy Adams Says:

    Awesome pictures, Honey. That last one especially is one of your best.
    Love,
    Wifey

  7. dayphoto Says:

    Outstanding photos!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://handcraftedbyus.wordpress.com
    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  8. rhiebert Says:

    Those ice formations are spectacular.

  9. Rajesh Says:

    Gorgeous. Falls has turned into icicles.

  10. Lorri Says:

    The photos are beautiful, even the ones with frozen water. Those in particular have a bit of an eerie feel to them.

  11. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    The ice sculptures are just amazing. So neat to see those. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Ms. A Says:

    These are spectacular! Each shot is unique and I love the one you framed with the tree trunks. Glad I enlarged them, to see more detail… including the man at the top of the third photo. Awesome!

  13. Jo, East Africa Says:

    Hi George, it’s great to see your “take” on these frozen waterfalls too. Thanks for sharing. Greetings, Jo

  14. Linda W Says:

    Frozen waterfalls are so cool! You got some good shots of yours. Last December I spent a weekend in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon taking photos of all the icy falls.

  15. Stewart M Says:

    Splendid looking place – thats not the kind of winter weather we get!!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  16. Fun60 Says:

    Never seen ice like that. Wonderful photos George.

  17. Cynthia Reimer Says:

    The frozen waterfalls along the gorge are so beautiful. And the blue ice is so unusual. I have seen it, rarely, and also green ice, which is more common here. Now I am curious as to what causes the color!

  18. Larry Says:

    Great shots of a real deep freeze George

  19. Molly Says:

    This looks like an amazing place to explore

    Mollyxxx

  20. Linda W. Says:

    Wonderful photos, George! Cold and refreshing!

  21. MaryBeth Says:

    My goodness now that’s a bunch of ice. I’m glad you made in down in one piece and back up again. Gorgeous shots. MB

  22. Judy Says:

    George, what gorgeous images of the ice!!! I especially like that last one!

  23. ladyfi Says:

    Amazing ice column!

  24. Sartenada Says:

    I am happy that You showed us these gorgeous photos. I admired all of them in a bigger size.

  25. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    George, this is awesome in the REAL meaning of the word.

  26. Ajay Kumar Says:

    Wow wonderful and amazing nature.Ice sculpture is really amazing.

  27. diane Says:

    These are fabulous photos. It must have been breathtaking to be actually there.

  28. Heidrun Khokhar Says:

    Those icy waterfalls a beautiful yet gave me the shivers

  29. Carletta Says:

    These are stunning George! Very cold looking though.

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