Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A March Hike to Wolf Cave

On Sunday I took my second grandson hiking at McCormick's Creek State Park. It was a beautiful day in the winter woods.
We hiked to Wolf Cave, a hike I have taken many times. 
Fortunately, at least for me, the cave is closed now, with a fence around it, the path diverted. There was no temptation to try to go through it, like in the old days.

This was a much-needed day in the woods for this boy, a day away from school projects and his little sister.
The woods were so gray and bare that even the littlest splashes of green stood out.
The moss on the trees and rocks was a glorious green. 
It is my belief that every boy should have a day in the woods, become familiar with crossing a little stream, have time to clear his mind.
And get a little mud on his shoes.


  1. Oh, I will always remember crawling though the mud in Wolf Cave! Memories! what a mess!

  2. loved this. such pretty pics and so cute of ethan.........hjw

  3. I've never actually been to McCormick's Creek State Park and, since I didn't know where it was located, I had to look it up. I was surprised to see that it is just outside of Spencer, off 231! Whenever I'm going down to Evansville--or whenever I'm coming back to Indy from Evansville, for that matter--I take 231. I might have to stop here sometime; it looks beautiful! I also would like to stop at Cataract Falls in the future. Have you ever visited there? It's nice to get away and get into nature sometimes, no matter what age you are.

  4. great photos of McCormick's Creek, the woods and the paths. Why is the cave closed? No fun. What a fun day for Ethan.

  5. I know I already commented on this, but I thought I would tell you that I actually went to Wolf Cave/McCormick's Creek yesterday! (It was "free admission day" at all the state parks.) I also went to Cataract Falls, which I had never been to before, either. I really enjoyed both places, and I'll be blogging about them both this week. Wolf Cave is open now, however there are lots of signs that say "Feel free to crawl into and through the cave, but do not climb the sides, around it." Evidently, the park was working (and still is working) on forest restoration. I know foot traffic wears down the limestone.