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Re: Serpent Mound
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Reply to: #622570 by Pioneer Spirit
Jul 26, 2011 5:35am
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I thought the mound was much larger as well and was glad there was that tower to climb so you could even see what the mound really looked like! Very interesting.....

First time in a year?! Wow, PS!!! I'm definitely in my own slump of sorts with my new business and am feeling the withdrawl! I am trying my best to get lots squared away so by the time the heat wave ceases, I can at least get out then!

BTW--here is a random question. Have you been able to use your same hiking boots for all your miles on the BT so far?
Re: Serpent Mound
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Reply to: #624858 by Trailtracker
Jul 26, 2011 8:12am
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I recently changed them after getting wet feet and worn down treads. I bought the same boot and have over 100 miles on them now. I really want to get some ultra light trail running shoes soon.

One thing for sure is that 'waterproof' boots never are. I used the closed end sandals up north last year and they worked good but flip rocks inside sometimes. Cheap Walmart brand.
Re: Serpent Mound
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Reply to: #624887 by Pioneer Spirit
Jul 26, 2011 10:30am
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Amen on waterproof--never really being that!

You reminded me of something. The best pair of hiking footwear I've ever had regardless of price--were hiking shoes! I had forgotten all about them. I know you are supposed to wear boots for ankle twisting protection but I think they actually make your ankles weak. Hmmm, I may start my hunt to find a new pair. Mine were also cheap ones from Meijer compared to my ridiculously expensive boots--which I hardly ever wear?!
Re: Serpent Mound
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Reply to: #624954 by Trailtracker
Jul 26, 2011 10:44am
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A lot of hikers never wear boots but stay with running shoes. A pound on the foot equals 10 on the back.
Re: Serpent Mound
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Reply to: #624957 by Pioneer Spirit
Jul 26, 2011 4:30pm
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Wow--that's an interesting fact! Very good to know--especially for women, I think..?? Thanks for sharing!
Akron shooting
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Aug 8, 2011 9:33am
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I read on the BTA board that two of those shot were Buckeye trail members. One was a person who developed the bta barn. I may have met them earlier this year.
Re: Akron shooting
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Reply to: #628485 by Pioneer Spirit
Aug 18, 2011 9:53am
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I still can't get over this!!! What a waste and a tragic loss of life. =(
lockington to St Mary's.
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Aug 24, 2011 5:19am
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Heading out today for lockington over in Shelby county for a two day 30 mile hike on he BT.

Joining up with poppie who began a through hike from Milford last week.

I'm joining the south sections with the northern to complete from ft hill to Cleveland.
Re: lockington to St Mary's.
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Reply to: #633431 by Pioneer Spirit
Aug 24, 2011 1:08pm
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Best wishes to you, Rich.
Re: lockington to St Mary's.
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Reply to: #633431 by Pioneer Spirit
Aug 28, 2011 12:04pm
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Done at last with western Ohio. Walked a few more miles than was needed and continued into downtown St Marys. Getting close to the thousand mile point.
Re: lockington to St Mary's.
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Reply to: #634748 by Pioneer Spirit
Aug 29, 2011 5:15am
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Do we have a 1,000 mile path tag Stacey? If he plants a box at the end of his treck, can he count the whole thing? How far will it be for the whole thing, including the eastern part?
Re: lockington to St Mary's.
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Reply to: #634908 by Safari Man
Aug 29, 2011 4:28pm
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1444 miles. I did stumble on a geocache.
Brecksville
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Sep 6, 2011 7:37am
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For those that will be on the train ride. The trail crosses the tracks at brecksville station along the road and sidewalk and under the massive road bridge.
Re: Brecksville
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Reply to: #637109 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 6, 2011 7:43am
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Thanks for the update and information. Sandy
Poppie thru hiker.
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Sep 6, 2011 7:45am
Bruce 'poppie' began a thru hike mid August in Milford and is crossing the top of Ohio currently heading east. He will be starting in woodville today and will be near Medina by the weekend.

I finished the west side recently and will head down toward Pike lake this month. About 40 miles left to finish southern Ohio.
Scioto trails 9/16
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Sep 17, 2011 5:53pm
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Finished the last 20 miles of the section this weekend by hiking from Pike lake through Nipgen to Prussia rd over hill and Dale.

This pushes me over the 1000 mile mark or about 2,000,000 steps with 444 miles left to go. Also finished with Ross county.

Meanwhile Poppie is up around Cleveland and Akron a month into his circuit hike.
Re: Scioto trails 9/16
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Reply to: #640536 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 18, 2011 10:20am
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I guess when were hunting boxes (The All Aboard Event) in Peninusla, OH (part of the Cuyahoga Valley State Park) we were close to the trail. Does the trail parallel the Scenic Train Line rails? We hunted boxes in the locks of the old Erie Canal. Seems you hiked through this region earlier in the year?
Re: Scioto trails 9/16
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Reply to: #640650 by Safari Man
Sep 18, 2011 12:21pm
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I have not completed the entire section up there but it crosses the tracks at the parking lot in one of the posted event photos with the big bridge in the background. The lot was empty then.

Message posted on a dinky phone with a dinkier keyboard.
Re: Scioto trails 9/16
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Reply to: #640703 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 18, 2011 3:17pm
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You think your phone is dinky......you can not even text on mine. I just use it for calls and not a lot of them either.
Poppie in Columbus Messenger.
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Sep 19, 2011 2:49pm
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My circuit hiking partner is in the Columbus Messenger.

http://www.columbusmessenger.com/92.html
Re: Poppie in Columbus Messenger.
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Reply to: #641061 by Pioneer Spirit
Jan 11, 2012 5:57pm
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Been awhile since I posted here but Poppie got somewhere above Cleveland and had a fall that took him off the trail. He required major surgery on his foot ruining his chance of completion for his 1444 mile thru hike.

I spent the last two days of December in a tent in an empty campground at Pike lake.

I was able to solo hike 16 of the 21 miles left to close to major completed sections. I'm now at 1019 miles completed.

The lady at the counter in the park office offered to drop me 12 miles down trail one morning which kept me from having to walk back to my truck.

I will be finishing up the final 4.7 miles with another hiker next week. She has a few miles more then me completed and has walked much of the trail twice.
1100 miles down.
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Apr 2, 2012 7:39pm
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Completed 71 miles last week from Canal Fulton south to Tappan lake. Also did a good bit of Massillon.

Hiked 15 rugged miles from Brecksville reservation to Peninsula on Saturday. Will attempt to link the final ten miles of the Akron section soon using the senic railroad to get back. This will complete an arc from AEP lands all the way around Ohio to Salt Fork encompassing 1,100 miles.

We intend to finish the 118 mile stupid loop in Whipple and Road Fork near Marietta mid April.
Re: 1100 miles down.
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Reply to: #688941 by Pioneer Spirit
Apr 25, 2012 2:50pm
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Spent 8 days hiking the loop between Belle valley and Marietta walking 125 miles through Washington, Noble and Monroe counties. 200 miles left to go.
Re: 1100 miles down.
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Reply to: #695328 by Pioneer Spirit
Apr 25, 2012 5:38pm
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I missed seeing you as you traversed through Washing County but wish you the best in your journey.
Re: 1100 miles down.
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Reply to: #695350 by Safari Man
Apr 25, 2012 6:37pm
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Ran into a Reverend from Barlow at a macksburg restaurant wearing a flourescent safety vest on a scooter. He did not know you but you may have seen him scooting around.

Walked through Hackney, Crooked tree, Macksburg, Warner, Whipple, Stanleyville on the 57 mile Whipple map.

Never been to that area before but very scenic with Wayne national forest camp sites around.
Massillon and Mogadore section.
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Apr 30, 2012 5:58pm
I finished the upper 9 miles of the Massillon section yesterday which ends at point one in Hartsville.

The Mogadore section begins there and I walked an additional 17 miles following the trail in a large s pattern past the Goodyear blimp hanger ending at point 17 at Mogadore reservoir campground. Total miles for the day was 26.8 leaving around 150 miles left to hike.

On the way back as I drove by this big restaurant I realized it was the site of an event many of us attended some years ago.
Trail completed
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Sep 20, 2012 2:46pm
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I completed all 1,444 + miles of the Buckeye trail two weeks ago. Crossing 40 countries through a few cities and towns taking 95 days to complete the trail.
Re: Trail completed
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Reply to: #732069 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 20, 2012 5:24pm
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Congratulations on quite an accomplishment!
Re: Trail completed
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Reply to: #732069 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 22, 2012 5:50pm
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Way to go, PS. Hope to see ya at SOHT and hear some good BT adventure stories.
Re: Trail completed
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Reply to: #732069 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 25, 2012 9:51am
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Wow - that is awesome! I'm happy for you that you were able to accomplish this.