Hoping for Cooler Weather

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Visiting Turkey Run State Park in winter after snow fall is an expedition I often think of in the hot summer days of Indiana. The snow covered slopes of Sugar Creek look pleasant enough.

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But the temperatures drop significantly after entering the Rocky Hollow canyon. This vertiginous view of Wedge Rock is due to the fisheye lens I used here.

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Proceeding further, the walls become covered with icicles.

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Ascending into the narrower parts of the canyon and navigating the ice covered walls is impossible without proper gear.

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But the way back offers sun shine and hope for warmer days, which is what we came for, isn’t it?

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Sugar Creek

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Sugar Creek is a tributary of Wabash River (which continues into the Ohio River and the Mississippi).
It connects Shades State Park with Turkey Run State Park, and is a highlight of both parks.

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At Shades State Park, most trails touch the creek at some point, or at least provide an unobstructed view across onto a vast wooded slope.

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There are sights that stun instantly, and others that require some time.

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In Turkey Run State Park, (almost) every visitor will cross the suspension bridge and enjoy a view like this:

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