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By Ken Graham
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A Hike Up Rock Hill Trail

Out and About


Ken Graham

A hike to the top of the Rock Hill Trail, is rewarded by a spectacular view of downtown Dayton.

When a hiking trail thaws after it has been frozen for a couple of weeks, trekking it is a bit like taking a long walk in wet concrete. Monday was sunny and bright, so I decided to give the Rock Hill Trail, on Port of Columbia property near Dayton's west end, a go anyway.

I did my best to stay in the adjacent grass, but that was not always possible. My boots collected a couple of pounds of sticky mud each, I'm sure. And I did some "boot skiing" a couple of times, but stayed upright. It was definitely worth it.

Toward the top of the trail on the east end, a bench invited me to sit and enjoy...

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