“My goal is to stand naked in a waterfall in every state,” I joked to my fellow hikers. While that isn’t really a goal (too cold, too modest), if it was I’d start with Ash Cave in Hocking Hills, Ohio, where the water cascaded off a massive inverted sandstone cliff into a large shallow pool.
I was astonished by the beauty of a state I’d never visited. “Our favorite state for hiking used to be Hawaii. Now it’s here,” a local couple remarked. We also ziplined, rappelled off cliffs, hiked for miles and flew over waterfalls in a 1979 Cessna.
– Jan Schroder, Editor in chief