Sunday, June 7, 2015

Starve Hollow Recreation area

We decided to take another short weekend trip.  We chose Starve Hollow Recreation Area south of Brownstown, Indiana to celebrate our 40th anniversary.  You have to book well in advance to get a spot on the water.  The place was packed a little to much for our liking, but will be a place to take our grandchildren in the future.

We toured the nature center and spent time talking to the ranger.  A bald eagle was nesting south of the dam.  We spent time checking the tree tops and even drove down to the area as we departed.  No luck, maybe another time.

It was free fishing day and there were lots of fisherman out and some kayaks.

This trip marked day 15 and 16 for the year.  Hoping to camp around 35 days in 2015.  Not much of a trip report, but a good opportunity to get away and relax.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, Indiana

We took a short weekend trip to Southern Indiana.  Clifty Falls State Park was created in 1920.  It was created during the Ice Age when the southward flowing waters of Clifty Creek met the newly formed Ohio River in a spectacular plunge.  The falls has since cut its way into bedrock to a point more than two miles north of the original position.

Tunnel Falls

"The Tunnel"
In 1852 the Madison & Indianapolis railroad began work on a route through the wilds of Clifty Canyon.  Abandoned in bankruptcy, the project extensive grade and stone work, is a scenic passage for present-day foot trails.  The most prominent remnant is a muddy , rock strewn, 600-foot tunnel. piercing the hillside beneath Oak Grove.

Our grand children Mack & Lillian and friends Gracy & Caleb
after the tunnel hike

 Big Clifty Falls

Cake Rock

Little Clifty Falls

3 generations - PA, Kim, Lillian & Mack

Ohio River

 Historic Madison, Indiana on the Ohio River

Old Fire Station Tower