December 26, 2012

King Tunnel

Western entrance of the King Tunnel
(aka King Switch Tunnel; Mineral Tunnel)

Exposed coal seam at the western entrance

Wooden support beams and coal seam

Lonely passage

Eastern entrance (a large swamp occurs near this entrance)

Waterloo Wildlife Area

Entrance to a sandstone recess cave formed in a coal seam

Massive bed of crystals at the entrance (note coal seam on upper left)


Main passage

Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest

The ruins of Vinton Furnace

Inside a chamber of the Belgian Coke Ovens
(the only existing coke oven of its type in the world)

Chimney structure (note the numeral of the oven number)

Frontal view of the ovens

The Belgian Coke Ovens are a rare piece of Ohio history

Lake Hope State Park

The preserved remains of Hope Furnace

East Fork Wildlife Area

Northern entrance to the mill race of Tunnel Mill

Inside the tunnel; access from the southern entrance

A crawl after the first passage inside the tunnel

At the end of the crawl the tunnel drops into a room

Looking towards the southern entrance

November 20, 2012


 Downtown Cincinnati as seen from Devou Park in Kentucky

Cincinnati skyline as seen from Covington, Kentucky

4th Street in early morning

View of downtown from Mt. Echo Park

The observatory on Mount Lookout


View of downtown from Mt. Adams

View of downtown from Paul Brown Stadium

Scripps Tower

Great American Tower

Center at 600 Vine

Fifth Third Bank tower

PNC tower

The Genius of Water on Fountain Square

View to the north from the top of Carew Tower

View to the east

View to the south

View to the west (NW)

European Wall Lizard sunbathing at Great American Ballpark

Black Hand Gorge State Nature Preserve

The narrow gorge of the Licking River

Black Hand Rock where the legendary Black Hand petroglyph once existed

Deep Cut

Quarry area

Serene pond in the quarry

November 19, 2012

Pike State Forest

Autumn forestscape near the Highland/Pike County line

The crystal clear water of a mountain draw

Massive beaver pond on Sunfish Creek