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The two RV Gypsies at Griggs Nature Preserve
at Hayden Falls Park
4326 Hayden Run Road
Columbus, Ohio
July 14, 2020

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Hayden Falls Park is in Griggs Nature Preserve located on the West side of the Scioto River, just along Hayden Run Road, West of Griggs Reservoir bridge. A 0.3 mile boardwalk, steps and an overlook were constructed in 2006 to aid in accessibility of the community viewers, but as to protect the natural ecosystem as well. There are a few picnic tables are on upper level and a small parking lot is also available. This park includes a unique gorge habitat that only occurs along the western shore of the Scioto River. This ecosystem is home to a beautiful 35-foot waterfall and also rare and endangered plants. However, on this date, the waterfall was completely dried-up - Non-existent.

Welcome to Griggs Nature Preserve sign sign about Protecting our Watershed

Below: About 50 stairs down/up. But since Lee forgot something in the car, Karen Duquette went back to get it, so in total she walked 200 stairs. (50 down and 50 up - twice). Lee Duquette only had to walk up and down once for a total of 100 stairs.

50 stairs dow to Griggs Nature Center the Boardwalk

Below: Not only was the waterfall non-existent, but the sign at the end of the boardwalk sure needs to be replaced.

sign in really bad condition where the waterfalls should be

A drone was watching the Two RV Gypsies.

A drone was watching the Two RV Gypsies.

Below: After going back up the stairs, the Two RV Gypsies walked a short dirt trail alongside the road hoping to get a glimpse of the river. They were greeted by a small ceramic Angel praying in the dirt. To the left of that Angel, was a way to glimpse the river, but there was a tent there for a homeless person, so the Two RV Gypsies felt it rude to intrude, and left.

Ceramic Angel

Below: Leaving the area, the two RV Gypsies drove alongside the Scioto River, then up and down some "roller-coaster roads".

the Scioto River roller-coaster road

Below: A bit later, the two RV Gypsies drove through a small town, called Roseville and saw a giant painted vase by a building.

A giant painted vase in Roseville, Ohio

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