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Blackhand Gorge land records not easy to decipher it s comiulicatei 4? ,i - ' f 1 .-. .-. .-. mm -elm..- -elm..- , -J -J - -J -J Jm, -W -W 1. - L : - - K BLACKHAND GORGE Main Parking Lot Richard Burkholder holds his dog. Jib, on Friday as he looks over a cliff at the Licking River in Blackhand Gorge. He shares ownership of part of the area with other Rock Haven Park residents near Toboso. zach graythe advocate Lines blurred between public areas, private property in scenic area By Seth Roy Advocate Reporter ichard Burkholder has noticed more peo ple venturing onto the private property portion of Blackhand Gorge during the past few weeks. The increased traffic, he said, is because of an Oct. 16 Advocate article about the efforts to open up the area which is next to state property for more people to see sites that have been closed off for years, including a tunnel and the top of Blackhand Rock. "We're really just charged with the responsibility responsibility of taking care of this place," Burkholder said. "I will fight to preserve it." See GORGE, Page 6A Rock Haven t ",aock . a d.i. n ,., 1" Trail 0.1 mi. rai iv ri wfjci iy . Vpcfc Havcr Interurban A lyJ .J: Blackhand x X I y K J Rock ..-'i ..-'i ..-'i I A Trail X- X- Jf 5 Interurban Tunnel JfDeep Cut Quarry Rim Trail 1 mi. Toboso SOURCE: Licking County Engineers Office Michael LehmkuhleThe Advocate LEARN MORE Gorge access advocates steadfast. Page 7A Read our previous Blackhand Gorge story at NewarkAdvocate.com.