I really liked this park. It had a nice playground, a fishing area, lovely views along the top of the dam, and lots of shady forest areas too. Definitely worth a return trip sometime.
So, here are the quest clues:
Take the path that heads south; my directions, please trust.
Pass two little houses. Stop if you must.
On the path, up a hill. Read the sign. Learn a lot.
Years ago, lots of rain. Damage. Floods. We must stop!
Now here in the valley where Hubbard Creek flows
A flood control structure protects cities below.
The lake that was formed is a good fishin’ hole.
Bring a pole but no license? To the pokey you’ll go.
Stay the course on the dam. You’ll get quite a view,
Of the lake and the spillway, Buffalo Creek Retreat, too.
Take a look at that bridge, an unusual spot.
Rescued from Sandusky, so scrap it was not.
Now here’s where our trail takes a turn to the right.
Wind your way to the ridge top. Get a view from this height.
Cross small streams, dry in summer. In spring, they will flow.
Carving channels, cutting down to the valley below.
At the top of the hill, a trail marker you’ll pass.
Destination ahead. Now don’t go too fast.
The path curves to the left. Find the key landmark.
Two trees close together with deeply grooved bark.
Up ahead just a bit, fallen trees you will see.
Look around by the small one. Then shout with glee.
But a warning my friends, if you pass the bench by.
Turn around. You’re too far. And again you must try.
This clue might be helpful, the cache site you’ll find.
Seventy-five paces from the trail marker behind.
Now with quest in hand, stay on the loop trail.
Back to the beginning, you’ll walk without fail.
|Bug riding on Daddy's shoulders as we trekked across the top of the dam.|
|The cool old bridge rescued from Sandusky, Ohio and brought here, that was mentioned in the clues.|
|The view looking across the lake from the top of the dam. This pic doesn't really do it justice though.|
We succeeded in finding the cache box after walking a little ways through the woods, but I forgot to take a picture of it. After that, we continued on through the woods and made a few other interesting discoveries:
|Interesting tree we saw with a hole in it.|
|Most romantic tree EVER!!!|
|Monkey tried climbing this slightly sideways tree.|
|Me & Bug|