Sponsored By The Buckeye Trail Assocation
From Ottoville to Maria Stein – Hike leader: John Rethmann
This years backpack trip will follow the Historic Miami Erie Canal. This trip should be fairly easy. The five day trip is approx. 50 miles, with the longest day under 11 miles. We will start in Ottoville and hike South to TrailFest at Maria Stein.
This will be a relaxed trip. Hike will start Sunday and arrive at TrailFest early Thursday afternoon. Start hiking at 9am and get into camp between 2pm and 4pm. This will give hikers plenty of time to pitch tents, cook dinner and relax. On the first day and the last day, 5-1/2 miles are on road, the rest will be off road.
Campsites without water, it will be provided. No need for water filters. The first 12 to sign up will go.
To sign or ask more questions contact John Rethman at 513-398-9527 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From Dayton to Maria Stein – Hike leader: Mike Fanelli
This four day trip is approx. 70 miles. Leaving Downtown Dayton Riverscap Park, Monday, May 11th at 9:00 am and arriving at TrailFest late afternoon Thursday.
We will be hiking 15 to 22 miles a day. Each hiker is responsible for his/her own food, tentage, equipment etc. Maximum number of (seasoned) hikers in group - 6.
Campsite locations: end of day 1 - Taylorsville Dam or Adventures on the Miami canoe livery (15 miles)
end of day 2 - Johnson Farm (pending approval) (22 miles)
end of day 3 - Hickory Hill Lake (18 miles)
end of day 4 - Trailfest Maria Stein ( 15 miles)
If interested in joining, please contact: Mike Fanelli at 937-433-7672 or email@example.com
What is the best part of a TrailFest?
The people, seeing old friends, making new friends, people coming from all over to celebrate the Buckeye Trail.
What is the second best part of TrailFest?
The locations! Each year we travel to a different portion of Ohio to show off what makes the trail special in that area. Of course it is what the people of today have accomplished, but what about the people of yesterday. So much, so little time.
Thanks to BTA Volunteer Scott Gould for creating a fun BTF Promo video!
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