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 on: October 25, 2017, 04:59:15 PM 
Started by Couscous - Last post by Couscous
Pushing a friend 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago - nationwide in select theaters
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 on: September 23, 2017, 12:49:23 PM 
Started by Charlie Redwood - Last post by Charlie Redwood
The Buckeye Trail between the park office and horseman's campground are getting ruined by horse traffic.  Ankle twisting hoof divots abound, horse droppings frequently are obstacles to be avoided, and many sections are getting turned into septic swamps containing horse urine and fecal matter that lead to tedious shoe cleaning.  More signage is needed to aware equestrians they are on designated hiking only trails.
It is ironic and unfortunate the new red and yellow horseman's trails are smoother than our Buckeye Trail.

 on: April 17, 2017, 06:34:54 PM 
Started by kathyonbt - Last post by kathyonbt
I did a short hike on Saturday at the north end of Bowerston.
Found Tabor Ridge Road closed to traffic from the railroad tracks to Henderson Schoolhouse.

Also pipeline digging in the area along 212.
 Hike safe.

 on: April 17, 2017, 02:50:03 PM 
Started by Charlie Redwood - Last post by Buckeye Commander
You are right.  And nothing wrong with trying to set a FKT for the Little Loop.  It could be very interesting.  I would support tracking such a thing.

Five of us are going to do the AKRON section in a day (we hope) on May 10.  We will start at Brecksville at 7am more or less and hike until we finish in Crystal Springs.  We are targeting 24 hours for the 57 mile section.  This may take longer depending on the weather and our desire or need to take more breaks.

If you want to join, send me an email at

This is posted on our meetup site as well.

 on: March 30, 2017, 07:55:06 PM 
Started by Charlie Redwood - Last post by Charlie Redwood
I was not there.  Doesn't every trail change over time with reroutes? Yet there is a FKT for the AT.

 on: March 30, 2017, 10:23:52 AM 
Started by Charlie Redwood - Last post by Buckeye Commander
Were you at my presentation last night?

My answer, not that I know of.  But the trail changes, so each FKT would have an asterisk.

 on: March 27, 2017, 04:47:01 PM 
Started by Charlie Redwood - Last post by Charlie Redwood
Is there a known or recorded speed record for the Little Loop portion of the Buckeye Trail?

 on: March 23, 2017, 08:54:51 AM 
Started by Couscous - Last post by Buckeye Commander
Who are the previous 11?

 on: February 23, 2017, 12:39:48 PM 
Started by Couscous - Last post by Couscous
Full News Release:
Tomfoolery Outdoors Follows the Blue Blazes To Benefit the BTA!
  Tom Helbig is an Ohio native, adventurer, motivational speaker and owner of Tomfoolery Outdoors. Tomfoolery Outdoors is dedicated to encouraging others to Live Active, Laugh More, and Inspire All through adventure advocacy.
  On March 15, 2017 Tom will begin following the blue blazes around Ohio on the 1,400+ mile Buckeye Trail to raise awareness, increase membership and raise funds for the BTA! Tom's goals are to complete the BT, recruit 400 new members, raise $7,000 to support BTA volunteers and hike with 400 of you! Tom needs your help!
Live, Breathe, Hike BTA Member Drive Coming to Peninsula March 15, 2017
  You are invited to attend the Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley, Peninsula at the Winking Lizard Tavern, March 15, 2017  6:30-9pm. Help kickoff Tom Helbig's Buckeye Trail adventure by becoming a BTA member, buying a gift membership, and spending an evening with Tom and fellow Buckeye Trail enthusiasts!
  Buy a ticket and receive a one-year membership to the BTA. Save 20%! Your ticket is also your invitation to join us for an evening of fun, food, and drink at Winking Lizard. The evening also includes Buckeye Trail updates, short presentations, and raffle prizes!
Trailfest at Yellow Springs - April 27-30, 2017
  Register for Buckeye TrailFest Today! Spring is coming! (officially, not just the weather). Are you registered for the largest gathering of BT Hikers, Members, Volunteers and Partners yet? Don't delay, join us in the Village Yellow Springs, Camp Birch, Glen Helen, John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge and Mill, Caesar Creek State Park, along the Little Miami River, and more! Don't miss out on reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.
  We have a host of day hikes, a backpack trip, and speakers confirmed including Stacey (Ironwill) Kozel and Tom Helbig is hiking into TrailFest on his BT thru-hike. Stacey thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016. "I have always wanted to hike the AT but after becoming paralyzed in March 2014 I wasn't sure I would get the chance."
SCORP! - (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan)
  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is updating the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and is asking for your opinion on outdoor recreation in Ohio. ODNR updates the SCORP every 5 years to be eligible to receive federal funding from the Land & Water Conservation Fund for parks, trails, picnic shelters, campgrounds and other outdoor recreation facilities throughout the state. The document guides grant funding guidelines but also helps park districts, regional planners and local municipalities in decision making related to outdoor recreation.
   ODNR would like to hear from Buckeye Trail enthusiasts like you! Pass the link on to your friends and family and hiking buddies. They'd like to hear from as many people as possible (any Ohio resident - one per household - may take the survey).  Find the survey here until March 8, 2017:

 on: February 23, 2017, 12:25:00 PM 
Started by Couscous - Last post by Couscous
Presentation in northeast Ohio:
Mar 17, 2017 Club Meeting at The Wilderness Center near Wilmot, 7:30pm - Program:  Hiking the Buckeye Trail by Chuck and Beth Hewett.  Club members Chuck and Beth hiked the entire loop last summer 2016.  They are the 12th and 13th hikers to walk the entire trail.

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