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Summer 2022 Tour of Hoggard Trail in Buzzard’s Roost

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$5.00 – $15.00

The Hoggard Trail in Ross County’s Buzzard’s Roost Preserve has both natural and historical scenery. In the forest are remnants of 200 years of human alterations: a public road, house ruins, mico-quarries, pine plantations, a graveyard…and periwinkle, which does not plant itself.

For those who missed my offering of a historical and geological tour of part of the Hoggard Trail in Ross County’s Buzzard’s Roost Preserve last weekend, I’m offering another…after reading up on local geology: Did you know the ripple marks in the Berea sandstone were probably made 350 million years ago by monsoon winds causing waves in a tropical sea only about 5 to 25 feet deep, shuffling outwash from an ancient Canadian river the size of the Missouri?

Here’s a two-part video look at the famous washboarding in our local bedrock: https://www.facebook.com/KevinBColemanIHS/videos/3197340743873669/

The forecast is iffy as I write, so if it’s too rainy to go without an umbrella, I will notify all who have made a reservation of cancellation (there is no weather date). But have courage and meet me at the gate if there’s any chance of dryness!

Join Kevin Coleman 2 to 4pm Sunday, July 17th, 2022, for a walking tour of the last 330 million years of pre/history as summer dryness reveals features of the rugged terrain and abandoned farms atop sandstone hilltops and shale slopes.

It’s $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $15 for families (three or more family members with children). Pay “at the door” at the with cash or check. Park where you can and gather at the start of the Hoggard Trail at the gate to Buzzard’s Roost.

The practical limit on the tour is about 20 people as we walk to the Hoggard Cemetery and back. It’s first come first served, and reservations are not required – but you can contact me to be at the top of the attendance list and so I can let you know if plans change. Dress for the weather and outdoor conditions on level to rolling earthen trails in woodland. And, your health is your responsibility!

Learn more in the Intrepid Heritage Services page on Facebook, and in a blog on intrepidheritageservices.com. Message Kevin through Facebook, email ihs@horizonview.net, text 740 / 771-8574, or call 740 / 775-4036. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1164380994139964/.


July 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5.00 – $15.00
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Earl H. Barnhart Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve
514 Red Bird Lane
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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