Searching for Wildflowers on Waldrup Ridge, Monroe County, IN.

Steven Higgs suggested that Linda and I hike Waldrup Ridge in the Hoosier National Forest in search of wildflowers. I was not having a lot of luck finding wildflowers and after I returned home, Linda would show me the wildflowers in our backyard. Thus, I was eager to find almost…

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First look at Hoosier National Forest’s Hayes Hollow; no Patton Cave yet

Approaching the Burgoon Church Road sign last week for the several-hundred-and-fifteenth time, I vowed to follow through on the same number of historic commitments to see what lies at the end, besides the church. It’s the first road east after the Ind. 446 causeway, so I knew it led to the Charles C. Deam Wilderness and Monroe Lake shoreline. But I’d never made the turn. Until last Sunday.

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