Tomfoolery Outdoors Follows the Blue Blazes!

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, Inspire All through adventure advocacy.

Starting March 15, Tomfoolery followed the blue blazes around Ohio on the mile Buckeye Trail. Surprisingly, he had never backpacked more than 3 consecutive nights before starting out. Using his passion for adventure advocacy, Tom has raised awareness, increased membership and raised funds for the Buckeye Trail Association. Basically Tom has been a walking ambassador for the trail and the beauty of Ohio! Activities included trail town celebrations, membership drives, promotional appearances, trail work days, speaking engagements and group hikes.

Tom's last leg of the BT, the Roadfork and Whipple Sections, includes the Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest. Tom will kick things off with an in-store talk at Marietta Adventure Company September 19 at 6:15-7:30pm, and celebrate his hike at the Marietta Brewing Company September 28, 7-9pm. Visit the Marietta Member Drive event page for all the details at the Marietta Brewing Company.

Tom has a goal of recruiting 400 new Buckeye Trail Association members, hiking with 400 BT enthusiasts, and raising $7,000+ to support hundreds of Buckeye Trail volunteers who devote thousands of volunteer hours so that millions of hikers can enjoy Ohio’s State Trail.

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Tomfoolery Follows the Blue Blazes on Crowdrise


Tom needs your help!

Here’s how you can help Tom help the Buckeye Trail:

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Where is Tom Heading on the BT?

  • Donate to Tom’s Crowdrise fundraiser here Just one penny for each mile Tom attempts would add up to $14. Crowdrise even allows you to become a fundraiser for the cause yourself! All proceeds go to the 501(c)3 nonprofit BTA.
  • Join Tom at upcoming BTA Member Drives with a kickoff in Peninsula, OH.
  • Join Tom as he hikes into Buckeye TrailFest April 27-30 in Yellow Springs
  • Become a member of the BTA today to support BTA volunteers all year round! Get a special Tomfoolery 20% discount by using the code TFFTBB.
  • Enjoy Ohio’s Buckeye Trail by hiking with Tom!
  • Follow Tom’s progress on his website and FB group and share with friends you think might love his BT adventure!