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Shawnee Lookout

on July 6, 2012

After getting bit up at Mt. Echo it was suggested that next time a hike to put fabric softener (preferably lavender) in my pocket and socks. This trick actually worked, and is much more pleasent then wearing bug spray.

It’s hot in Cincinnati!  Really hot.  It’s hasn’t been this hot at this time of  year since the 1930’s.  When it’s 100 degrees out by noon parks are not very busy.  I saw a wild turkey and a deer at the park, but no hikers.

There are signs throughout the trails about how the land was when Indians were here.

The best thing about Shawnee Lookout is how well kept it is.  This place was spotless.  I hiked all three trails and the only litter I saw was one Easter egg, which I actually found quite amusing.  Somebody is very good at hiking Easter eggs apparently. 

Mother nature is very loud in this park.  As you walk along you will hear plenty of unknown things running around in the trees.  This place is also flooded with daddy long leggers.  They’re everywhere! 

Overall, great park.  It’s not difficult.  Like I said the trails are well taken care of.  (this is not true of Mt. Echo.  At Mt. Echo there was broken glass, litter, used condoms. gross)

If you don’t want to do all three trails I would suggest skipping Blue Jacket Trail because there are towers along this trail.  You will literally be 5 ft away from danger high voltage signs. 

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