What a beautiful day for a hike in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We began at the overflow parking area at Lock 29 but soon realized that the Towpath was covered with ice and frozen ruts making hiking very difficult. The route was then changed to a less traveled service road (a portion of the Akron-Penninsula Road), also ice covered but the ruts were not as difficult to navigate. Then we took a turn onto the Buckeye trail which was less icy. We hiked all the way to the Ohio Turnpike overlook (see pictures below). The high point of the hike was a good look at several bluebirds along the service road, a relatively rare occurance.
The hike was documented with a Garmin GPS unit and the track was plotted on various maps that give a better idea of the terrain involved in this hike. The first map was plotted on Garmin's Mapsource City Select V7. The next plot is on a USGS topographical map and the third is on a Google Satellite image of the area.