Kendall Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
I haven't taken many photos over the last few months. I've been busy at work and I just haven't had the urge to take any photos recently. I went through my backlog of photos to purge any garbage photos and found a couple of nice ones I got at Cuyahoga Valley National Park last summer. It was a rainy day, but there was a break in the rain where I was able to do some hiking. There air was still heavy with steam from the water evaporating and the sun beams coming through the trees were very easy to see.
Kendall Ledges is still one of my favorite places to visit in the Cleveland area. I like any place with hemlock trees, but this area is particularly beautiful. It has some plants and trees that don't normally grow in this part of country. We have Carolina hemlocks and yellow birch trees that appear to be native. It certainly possible that they were planted, but they seem to grow particularly well in this location. I believe the Carolina hemlocks were part of a genetics study that could help determine if the trees are native, but I never heard about the results. At this point the best we can say, is they might be native, but we don't know.