Clipped From The Newark Advocate
Koon Holler Reporter HIKINO Dear Editor: 1 One of the great joys of living is to be able to get away from the hum drum of city living and go tramping over the hills and valleys. Walking seems to be one of the lost arts. No body walks any more. Blame that on Henry Ford who put America on wheels. When this madness of our freak winter leaves which it surely must and before long try taking a hike over one of the hundreds of trails that surround Newark. I would suggest that you go down to Hanover. Of course you can drive that far. Park your car and start walking up the canyon toward Black Hand Rock Tunnel. I do not know of a more interesting place in Ohio to go hiking and I have belonged to many hiking clubs in various places in the state. First you will notice a bit of the U. S. Government folly in wasting tax money in an effort to destroy the last bit of wild natural beauty in this" section. However you will still find a lot of beauty there and many things of interest . The remains of the dam on the Licking, the old tunnel, the beautiful water falls and the old tow path near the dam. There are winding trails and every foot has ' something to arrest your attention What a wonderful place to have an out door meal cooked on the solid rock tow path ' cut out of the great rock made famous by the large black hand which was destroyed when the canal was opened there. Try this just once and you will return home, hungry as two wolves tired as a mule, sleepy as an owl and you w-ill rest as you have never rested. Get away from the hard side walks and crowds and get out and have a walk with God. Those trails lead to God's first temples. - For the love of nature, Uncle Sam Stille.