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Buckeye
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« on: October 02, 2012, 07:56:14 AM »

I am looking to do a backpacking trip along the BT from north of Lockington (maybe Fort Loramie) to Delphos next year, but need to secure some info about where a small group could stay each night.  I know of the shelter along the BT just north of New Bremen, which should work for the first night, but what about the second?  Need a place between New Bremen and Delphos that can hold up to six tents if necessary.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:01:19 AM »

Check out the town park in Spencerville for a possible camping location.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 07:08:46 PM »

Looks like a two night trip could work out as follows:

Start at Point 15 (St. Mary's Section).  Hike north to new shelter north of New Bremen.  First day would be 6.5 miles.  Second day would be from shelter to Spencerville, for about 20 miles.  Third day would be into Delphos, 10 miles.  Second day is very long for an intro type of trip (which I had originally envisioned).  On the Delphos section map there is a camp symbol near Point 1, but no mention in the text as to what that camp might be (alas, far a far too common occurrence on the BTA maps).  If that was a camp, would shorten that second day by a couple of miles.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 09:19:43 PM »

Buckeye,

we are having our VIP meeting this coming Saturday for the MEST. I'll ask around to see if anyone knows of anything near St. Marys Section point 27 / Delphos Section point 1.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 03:19:35 PM »

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 05:54:57 PM »

Buckeye,
if you do decide to make Spencerville's Old Acadia Park (Delphos pt. 4) an overnight stay, please follow their guidelines for using that location as the park rules state dawn to dusk use only. please read the following from their City Administrator.
One thing i can think of which should probably be answered is during the winter time is the water source still available or do they turn the water fountains off from some date to some date.
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Sean Chapman <schapman@spencervilleoh.com> wrote:
The Chief of Police, Darin Cook, forwarded me your email message regarding information about camping at the Village's Old Acadia Park.
We welcome that activity and have folks camp there periodically throughout the year; typically, while they're hiking the canal trail.  All that we ask is that they call or send a letter requesting permission to do so at least two weeks in advance of the event.  I will then provide written authorization for them to camp.
We have public drinking water access at this site and porta johns; we typically do not allow fires; however, that is negotiable based on circumstances.
If there is any other information you are in need of, please do not hesitate to contact me at any of the means listed below.
 Thank you,
Sean Chapman, Village Administrator
Village of Spencerville
116 S. Broadway Street
Spencerville, Ohio 45887
T-419-647-6263
F-419-647-6980
website: www.spencervilleoh.com
email: schapman@spencervilleoh.com

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