Am I still in Appalachia?

I’m in Athens, Ohio (southern Ohio, close to the West Virginia border) playing grandma for a week. The town is very flat though there are surrounding hills. This area is considered the northern/western tip of the Southern Appalachians – Appalachian Ohio.

There is a bicycle path which follows the Hocking River – fine for cycling but not much exercise if you’re walking. So I’m going to the Athens Community Center gym for an hour. There’s never a good excuse for not exercising. It’s such a small town that I already know people there after two sessions.

The Hocking Hills area has Old Man’s Cave and other unusual features. It was also the home of Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Stay tuned.

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