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Old Mans Cave Hocking Hills by Kate Adams

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On the way down to the cave it was hard going and the steps were not well spaced and it was wet but great exercise for the legs.
The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man’s Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park’s areas: Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls to Ash Cave. This same trail has been designated as part of Ohio’s Buckeye Trail as well as part of two national systems – the North Country Scenic Trail and America’s Discovery Trail.

Old Man’s Cave derives its name from the hermit Richard Rowe who lived in the large recess cave of the gorge. His family moved to the Ohio River Valley around 1796 from the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee to establish a trading post. He and his two dogs traveled through Ohio along the Scioto River in search of game. On one side trip up Salt Creek, he found the Hocking Region. Rowe lived out his life in the area and is buried beneath the ledge of the main recess cave. Earlier residents of the cave were two brothers, Nathaniel and Pat Rayon, who came to the area in 1795. They built a permanent cabin 30 feet north of the cave entrance. Both brothers are buried in or near the cave. Their cabin was later dismantled and relocated on the nearby Iles farm to be used as a tobacco drying house.

Nikon D200 – 18- 200mm lens
3 shots HDR processed in Photomatix and then enhanced in PS

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rock, moss, green, cave


  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 5 years ago

    Awesome comp and POV,,,,,,,,,,,,and hey I got an ALERT!!!!!!!!!!

  • LOL thanks so much Tony!!!!:))

    – Kate Adams

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    wow, wonderful image Kate

  • Thanks so much Luda I took a few images down in the cave it was such a neat place.:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegover 5 years ago

    Great shot! Not sure if my wobbly legs could handle this. Love the moss on the walls.

  • Hi Joseph! yes it was damp and mossy but a fabulous place to explore thank you so much:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Dave7074
    Dave7074over 5 years ago

    Kate this is about as unique photo as I have seen, beautiful work my friend. Dave

  • Hey Dave you should have been there it was fabulous in the cave but I must admit a problem waiting for the tourists to move out of camera sight although sometimes it gives perspective to how huge it was. I will put another one on tomorrow – thank you so much my friend:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    WOW how cool is this!!! What an amazing thing and I can only image the workout you must have gotten!!! Well captured my friend!

  • Hi Kasey I must have been mad walking down there my legs are stiff tonight believe me, it was fun but hard going LOL I’m not fit!!:))

    – Kate Adams

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    COOL shot!!!!!!! Be careful out there!!!!!

  • Thank you Lori!! I need to get this type of exercise more often I felt great when I got back in the car then found a great little restaurant on the way home – had a great day out there it was hot 87 degrees:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryover 5 years ago

    Fantastic! I havent got a notify if a whil that you posted anything???? I will have to check and se if I missed anything!

  • Many thanks Angel – don’t worry I haven’t posted anything for a while because I am tired of barns but today decided to go further afield it was great fun:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 5 years ago

    Kate..this is cool looking how you took the shot. Awesome Girl!! Jonice

  • Thank you so much Jonice always great to hear from you:))

    – Kate Adams

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 5 years ago

    Very interesting photo!! Looks slippery!!

  • Thanks Steph!! – it was a great day down there worth the long drive:))

    – Kate Adams

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    This is so interesting, Kate. It’s really beautiful with all that moss. Great point of view. I can’t read the sign though so don’t know the story.

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