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Author Topic: Ohio River to Lake Erie Trail?  (Read 3562 times)
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« on: May 21, 2011, 10:53:33 PM »

This evening I took my 4 and 1/2 year old daughter on her first hike. She has been begging me to go, so we did 2 miles on the Loveland section of the BT. She did excellent! I just had to go really slow Cheesy..Anyway, we were up near Ft Ancient at Mathers Mill and I noticed a marker that said something like "River to Lake Trail"...is there such a thing? And does it run along with the BT?
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 05:55:07 PM »

Yes, and no (and good for you for adding another hiker to our family).

That trail (I believe I am correct) is a biking trail, that will eventually connect into Columbus and head to Cleveland.  The BT shares that trail up to Springfield, but then the BT does a sharp left turn back towards Dayton.  Now if you stay on the BT eventually you can reach Lake Erie at the northern terminus.

I hope that helps a bit!
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 07:21:27 PM »

http://www.ohiotoerietrail.org/Home.aspx

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 08:03:34 PM »

Do I need to change my plans for the AT next year?

PS:  Heading down to hike with Captain Blue this morning.  I have my poncho.  It will not rain!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 01:16:12 PM »

I was expecting at least a few responses to your 3 new sections post by now.
Guess most people are outside enjoying the sunshine .. or wondering if you are serious...
I would need to help with the "Gambier" section since it goes right by my house.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 02:21:25 PM »

We have a farm on Hopewell road.  The trail could be "looped" to go through the farm and I would be more than willing to be the trail maintainer for part of Gambier.  What are we talking?  Another 200 miles +/_.  I have already walked 921 +/-.  1445.7 + 200, maybe we could get another "loop" or two and reach 2,180 miles.  This would help us with our comparison to the AT.

I am hoping to finish the circuit by the end of the year.  Therefore, any additional length changes will need to wait until after that time.  All I want is the patch.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 03:40:00 PM »

Hate to burst folks' hopes, but we have existing trails that already we are struggling to maintain, and I am not even talking about the stupid loop.  Adding more miles now, before we know we can 100% cover the needs of the existing portion of the BT, would be counter-productive.   Angry

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 03:48:24 PM »

Are we having fun yet with this?

Couscous and I have Gambier Section, the gangs in Columbus can take care of the Columbus Section, some are former students of mine, and Buckeye and Pioneer Spirit can handle the Mt Sterling Section.  And since I will be on the AT during most of this time, it will not impact me.  I say, go for it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 03:53:35 PM »

I am nowhere near Mt. Vernon!   Grin

Again, we've got enough trail to get "right."  I am hoping that we can do just that before adding more miles.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 04:09:28 PM »

Mt Sterling not Mt Vernon

On another note.  When Captan Blue and I went through the Wayne National Forest near Old Stone Church Road.  We had problems finding the trail.  I would be willing to go with the trail maintainer of that section and help clear and re-blaze.  My GGG grandfather is buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 04:13:23 PM »

Hmmm, yes, not close to that Mount either!
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 04:21:55 PM »

According to Buckeye Trail Association, there are only Four Corners of the State
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