Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday Sun

Posted on Monday - a day late.  Forgive my tardieness.
It was a beautiful day here in North East Ohio - sun and 40 deg F.  It was a terrible day in Orlando (Cavs lost).

Here are some shots, and click on the pictures to get the full benefit.  For some, you may have to hit Ctrl- to reduce the size:

The High Bridge?  Yes, it's very high!

The High Bridge Trail and old railroad telephone poles and the Pooper sniffing out a mole - didn't catch it

The Gorge Dam

The Cuyahoga Falls power station site and a goose - didn't catch it - power station now removed

The Glen Trail & my running view of the Pooper

The view from the new High Bridge looking upstream of the Cuyahoga River.  The Sheraton Suites Hotel is in the background.
Not to confuse you, but this is a foot bridge across the Cuyahoga.  The blue bridge in the first picture above is a vehicular bridge that carries the traffic of State Street across the Cuyahoga, and the trail that leads to it is called "High Bridge Trail."  By all immpressions, it is a very high bridge, and that's why I thought it was called High Bridge Trail, but apparently not.  The picture to the left is a foot bridge that occupies the R.O.W. of Prospect Ave. crossing the southern section of Front Street.  It's a newly constructed portion of the "High Bridge Glen Trail," which is an old name for the park that was in the area in the 1880's to early 1900's.  The old park had a roller coaster, dance hall, Ferris wheel, and foot bridge that was in the same location and must have been called "High Bridge" since it was suspended 90' above the river.  The park was closed and the public lost the view when industry moved in.  When the park opened last year - sans roller coaster and Ferris wheel, damn penny pinchers - with this new foot bridge, it made this spectacular view of the river and falls available to the public once again.  I am sure the ODNR will soon be pestered with requests to kayak this run.

So Pepper and I had an excellent 5.9 mi run of the trails.  Glen trail starts less than a mile from my house.  I am very lucky.  My time was slow, but it's partly due to taking all the pictures.  On a day like this, it's important to stop and take it all in.

1 comment:

  1. Always important to allow the run to soak into you. This spring like weather has been nice, but I am not trusting it yet, not even close:)