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Near Logan in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sphinx Head

 

— Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —

 
Sphinx Head Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
1. Sphinx Head Tablet
Inscription.  If you look downstream and up on the north wall you will see the distinctive face known as the “Sphinx Head” protruding and overseeing the plunge down to Lower Falls. The wind and water erosion has worked hard to produce this unique feature. Natural carvings appear throughout Hocking Hills State Park. With a little imagination you can find and name your own special place.

Many of the rock outcroppings are worked into fascinating shapes and if you look closely, they are covered with miniature life. Growing along the tiny cracks andmoist crevices are a wide variety of tiny plants. Plants such as sphagnum moss, lichens and several types of fungus find all they need to survive in the moist barren places in the park. Up to 15 types of ferns, such as Christmas or wood ferns, can be found in Old Man’s Cave alone! These small and delicate life forms are one of the many reasons we ask you to stay on the trail at all times while in the park.
 
Location. 39° 25.978′ N, 82° 32.621′ W. Marker is near Logan, Ohio, in Hocking County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Logan OH 43138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Sphinx Head Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
2. Sphinx Head Tablet
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Man’s Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Man’s Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil’s Bathtub (approx. ¼ mile away); Whispering Cave (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cedar Falls Bent Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cedar Falls (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ash Cave (approx. 2.4 miles away); Salt and Hunting Trails (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Sphinx Head, Hocking Hills State Park, near Logan Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Yprahs (CC 3.0) via Wikipedia Commons, August 21, 2009
3. Sphinx Head, Hocking Hills State Park, near Logan Ohio
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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