Welcome to Hocking Hills Adventure Trek We're a Trek Network company offering professionally guided rock climbing and rappelling, belly boat fishing, archery, naturalist led edible forest hikes, artist led activities and team building events in the Hocking Hills and across Ohio. Founded in 2011, our guides are far and away the most experienced in the business. Explore the Hocking State Forest with us and you'll discover hidden caves and waterfalls that you're free to return to forever! Our lead rock climbing and rappelling guides are certified American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructors (SPIs).
Ross Shaw's family was one of many that escaped removal from Ohio in the 1830s. Today he's a historian of Shawnee / Native American ancestry that portrays We-pi-thi Mowowa (Silver Wolf) through stories taught to him by his father, noted storyteller Fred Shaw. Silver Wolf is a storyteller of the Peckuwe sept and is of British-Shawnee mixed blood. He presents a modern day interpretation of life as a Native American circa 1774-1814. Through his stories and drum playing Silver Wolf tells of a way back to nature by exploring the relationship between earth, man, plants and animals.
Groups of all types and sizes enjoy the age old lessons retold through his stories including like Grandma Turtle, The Hunting Story of Reciprocity and the Otter's history of laughter. Ross also portrays a number other early American characters, horsemen and cavalry.
His presentation is available year-round and is ideal for public and private audiences across Ohio including schools, corporate meetings, family reunions, campgrounds and summer camps at public or private locations year-round also leading informal Native American History walks. His presentation lasts about an hour including questions and answers and can be customized for any audience or theme.
1) Group bookings for private events are available year-round. Ross will come to your location and present "Silver Wolf and customize a presentation that fits your needs. For example, schools often have specific historical or cultural points that they'd like to cover. We'll talk in advance and determine what's needed and arrive prepared to deliver a great presentation that's on point.
2) Silver Wolf makes a great group hike at any natural, outdoor park, forest or preserve. Imagine having your own private walk to a hidden waterfall or cave in the state forest where you're greeted by a Shawnee man playing the drum. He greets your group in Shawnee and transitions into English as he shares stories of the forest through Native American eyes. We often book this event as a surprise for of the rest of your group that's been incorporated into a naturalist led walk.
3) Our Native American history walk is a great option for small groups visiting any location. It's a more casual, informal guided trek. Ross leads couples, families and friends on a 60 - 90 minute trek along easy to walk trails at places like Ash Cave, Big Spring and Long Hollow discussing Shawnee culture and Native American history.