Map of Buckeye Trail
Captain Blue at Deeds Point with Dayton in the background.
Captain Blue with the statues of Wilbur and Orville Wright at Deeds Point.
Jim Bolton and Janet Bolton (my mother) at the statues of Wilbur and Orville Wright at Deeds Point.
Downtown Dayton, Ohio as seen from Deeds Point.
Looking at the I-75 bridge over the Great Miami River.
A Buckeye Trail blue blaze on a bridge support of I-75.
Trail sign at Island MetroPark in Dayton.
The amphitheater at Island MetroPark in Dayton.
Trail sign in Island MetroPark just before the foot bridge over the river.
View of Great Miami River from Rip Rap Road.
Trail sign to Tadmore in Taylorsville MetroPark.
Entering Miami County on Canal Road south of Tipp City.
Diane Brown. My host for the first night on the trail.
Trail along the Miami River north of Tipp City.
Near Lock 14 South.
Troy, Ohio as seen from the Buckeye Trail.
Captain Blue taking a break in Tim Hortons in Troy.
Barn near Kyle Park north of Troy.
Raper Cemetery on Piqua Troy Road.
Eldean covered bridge.
Entering a Play Area in Twin Arches Park in Miami County.
Creek crossing near Peterson Road near Piqua.
Captain Blue at end of Rivers Edge Trail.
Piqua's former nuclear power plant.
Captain Blue taking a break in Piqua.
Mallard ducks along the Hydraulic bike path in Piqua.
Swift Lake near Piqua.
Trail in hedge row at Johnson Farm.
Lock 8 South near Johnson Farm.
A double blazes indicates a turn in the trail.
Camp stove, fuel, water and cup a soup. Lunch time at Lockington Dam.
Captain Blue at Lockington Dam.
Trail near Lockington Dam.
Trail goes along Stangel Road.
Captain Blue hiking on Hardin Road.
Memorial on Houston Road.
CSX train track along the trail near Newport.
Appalachian Trail style overnight shelter along the canal towpath near Newport.
The Houston Wildcat's team went to state finals.
Captain Blue near finishing a 20 mile day near Newport.
Rick Thien picking me up after a long day of hiking.
My father's grave in Saint Henry.
My grandparent's grave in Saint Henry.
My grandparent's grave in Maria Stein.
Fresh water mussell along Loramie Creek. The water must be clean!
Canal tow path north of Schlater Road.
The Buckeye Trail follows this filled in canal in a residential area in Fort Loramie.
Canal sign in the center of Fort Loramie.
Wilderness Trail Museum.
St Michael's Church in Fort Loramie.
Sign at entrance to Lake Loramie State Park.
Lake Lormaie spillway. Loramie Creek starts here.
Canal tow path north of Fort Loramie.
Dutch Mill in Minster next to the canal. This building was around in the canal days.
Canal tow path just north of Minster.
Sign showing the elevation change in the canal.
Lock 1 North with the reconstructed lock tender's house.
Captain Blue checks out the canal elevation chart in the lock tender's house.
Mural on wall in lock tender's house.
Schwieterman Drug store in downtown New Bremen.
Canal tow path north of New Bremen.
Lock 2 North sign.
Mile stone 126 on the canal.
Trail crossing at SR-219.
Lock 8 North.
Lock 8 North
Memorial Park in St Marys.
Canal boat replica in Memorial Park in St Marys.
The Buckeye Trail goes under SR-33 in this narrow tunnel.
Trail just north of SR-33.
Forty Acre pond.
Large tree along the Buckeye Trail. I wonder if it was there when the canal boats came by?
Tow path trail north of Forty Acre pond.
Captain Blue on rebuilt Lock 14 North.
Bloody Bridge. Some say the bridge is haunted from a murder that happened here in 1854.
Bloody Bridge Marker.
Aqueduct over Six Mile Creek. The canal crosses the creek. Excess water from the canal makes the water fall.
Trail just north of Barber-Werner Road.
Trail in Deep Cut section south of Spencerville.
Photo of Andy Niekamp of the front page of the St Marys Leader newspaper on March 25, 2011.
Tom Rammel and his son Paul Rammel.
Captain Blue and Tom Rammel
Captain Blue starting a 20 mile hike.
Canal tow path in Spencerville.
Dead racoon in tree.
Trail between Spencerville and Delphos.
Sign along the trail.
Trail south of Delphos.
Sam from Delphos. He flagged me down as asked if I was Captain Blue.
Deer leg on the trail.
"The Grind" coffee shop in Delphos.
Fort Jennings International Airport. No flights today.
Road U-20 between Delphos and Fort Jennings.
Pub in Fort Jennings. Note the traffic signal on the side of the building.
Immaculate Conception Church in Ottoville.
The Auglaize River.
Marker for the site of Fort Brown at the confluence of the Little Auglaize and Auglaize Rivers.
Fort Brown at the confluence of the Little Auglaize and Auglaize Rivers.
At the trail crossing at SR-613.
Captain Blue taking a break.
Short section of trail along the Miami Erie canal north of Ottoville.
The crossroads of Mandale at SR-114.
Old restaurant sign in Mandale.
Trail goes on this road along he Miami Erie canal six miles north of Ottoville.
The Buckeye Trail goes along this road north of Charloe - County Road 163. No utility poles for trail blazes.
Buckeye Trail Marker.
Lock 21 North.
The trail goes along this farm field near the canal on County Road 163.
Sign at The Junction at SR-111. The Wabash-Erie Canal from Indiana connected with the Miami-Erie Canal here.
Historical marker at The Junction where the Miami-Erie Canal meets the Wabash-Erie Canal.
Former site of Fort Defiance in Defiance.
The confluence of the Maume River (left) and Auglaize River (right) in Defiance. This is the site of Fort Defiance.
Flagstaff marker in Defiance at site of Fort Defiance.
Historical marker in Defiance on the site of Fort Defiance.
Bill and Angie Lorenz hosted for me for a night at their home in Defiance.
The town of Defiance.
Monument to a large apple tree in Defiance. The larger outer portion of the monument was the diameter of the tree. Very impressive!
You can reach Independence on the Buckeye Trail! :-)
Captain Blue at the entrance of Independence Dam State Park.
Captain Blue taking a break at Independence Dam State Park.
The Buckeye Trail at the end of Independence Dam State Park.
Back on the canal tow path east of Napoleon on the new Buckeye Trail.
My campsite along the Maumee River near Napoleon.
Sunrise along the Maumee River.
Bridge on new portion of Buckeye Trail.
A new portion of the Buckeye Trail along US-24 between Napoleon and Grand Rapids.
You can ride a canal boat replica in Province MetroPark.
The Buckeye Trail in Province MetroPark near Grand Rapids.
Maume River from Bend View Overlook.
Leaving the town of Waterville.
My camping spot for the night on the Wenig Farm. It was warm, dry and cozy.
The farm of Phil & Julie Wenig. I spent the night here.
Looking south on Asmus Road outside of Haskins.
Crossing over I-75 in Wood County at Sugar Ridge.
Nelson Road in Wood County. The road is gravel and is closed when wet.
An old Mercury Comet on a farm on Chamberlain Road.
Inside the Pemberville Opera House.
The stables of American Legion Post 183 in Pemberville.
Pemberville Opera House.
My camping spot in the stables in Pemberville at the American Legion Post 183.
At the diner in Pemberville. The fellow at the counter picked up my tab for breakfast.
Portage River in Pemberville.
Spring flowers in bloom.
A squirrel taking a nap on the road before Elmore.
Town of Elmore.
The North Coast Inland Trail in Elmore. Notice the blue blazes marking the Buckeye Trail.
North Coast Inland Trail between Elmore and Fremont.
Crossing under the Ohio Turnpike.
The North Coast Inland Trail goes through Lindsey.
Large stand of prairre grass south of Lindsey.
Captain Blue on the North Coast Inland Trail (bikepath) just before Fremont.
Rainbown seen from the Old Orachard Motel after the rain storm moved out.
Sign along road with a wasp's nest.
Township Road 148 in Seneca County.
A creative way to place blue blazes of the Buckeye Trail where there are no poles.
The Buckeye Trail crosses Beaver Creek. This creek was once known as Green Creek and originates from Green Spring.
Hill Cemetery on SR-53 south of Fremont
Tombstone of William Harris in Hill Cemetery who died in 1857.
Trail section in Wolf Creek Park.
Tindall Bridge built in 1915 over the Sandusky River near Fremont.
The Sandusky River as seen from South River Road near Fremont.
Sinclair gas station in Fremont. I have not seen one of these in many years.
The Rutherford B Hayes Presidentail Center in Fremont.
Room #1 at the Old Orchard Motel in Fremont where I spent three nights.
The Old Orchard Motel in Fremont.
Ray the taxi driver in Fremont. A very nice guy with reasonable rates.
Bill "Shoebox" Beier.
No high water today.
Corner of Section Line 30 and Old Military Road.
Monument to Old Military Road.
Muddy Creek sure deserved its name today.
Welcome to Havana. I could not buy an cigars here.
Captain Blue on Bauman Road.
The camper cabin at Indian Creek Campground south of Norwalk.
Captain Blue staying warm and dry at Indian Creek Campground along US-250.
Farm field along Prospect Road.
Abandoned farm house and buildings on Prospect Road.
The Buckeye Trail goes through Findley State Park.
My campsite in the picnic shelter at Findley State Park.
Captain Blue in Findley State Park.
I better make the correct turn at this junction or I will end up in Toledo.
Sign in Findley State Park.
Spring is arriving.
A memorial along Pratt Road.
A neat carving of a tree trunk at a house on Spencer Mills Road.
Spencer Wildlife Area.
Oil well and storage tanks on Richland Lane.
"Trail Maintenance" along Richland Road in the Media section.
Lester Rail Trail.
Tom and Sharon Farmer.
Captain Blue at Lester Rail Trail.
Flowers in bloom.
Gas prices seem to be only going up.
Trail in Hinckley MetroPark.
Whipps Ledges in Hinckley MetroPark.
The view from the highest point on the Buckeye Trail in Hinckley MetroPark.
My campsite on the back porch of the Cleveland Hiking Field House Onwego near Hinckley.
My gear all laid out before being packed into my backpack.
Shuttle driver Jim.
Sign on fence at farm on Medina Line Road.
Captain Blue on Broadview Road finishing up a long section of road walking over the week or so.
"The Turn". I am now entering a long section of off road hiking.
The BT shares the trail with horse riders.
Footpath in Brecksville Reservation near end of Medina section.
Captain Blue at the junction of the Medina, Bedford and Akron sections. The only place where three Buckeye Trail sections come together.
Trail sign before Boston.
Set of steps before Boston. Would you label this trail gently undulating?
My campsite in the wood shed.
Chicken coop turned wood shed where I camped.
Standford House hostel. Now closed.
Trail through a White Pine plantation just south of I-271.
Trail descending to Boston Run.
A hiker on the Buckeye Trail must ford Boston Run. Can you see the blue blaze on the other side?
Brick pathway heading into Peninsula.
Lock 29 along the Ohio Erie Canal near Peninsula.
The Buckeye Trail goes along the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail south of Peninsula.
Cindy Niekamp & Andy Niekamp at Starbucks in Stow.
My cousin John Spitzer.
Captain Blue in O'Neil' Woods in Summit County Metroparks.
Southern end of Cuyahoga National Park along Riverview Road.
Sign warning of slippery deck ahead.
Buckeye Trail north of Akron.
Captain Blue taking a coffee break at Cascade Locks.
Akron seem from the Buckeye Trail.
Canal boat silhouette in Lock 1 Park in Akron.
The Buckeye Trail goes right through this former Goodrich industrial complex.
The trail was closed for construction at Bartges Street in Akron but I made it through.
Captain Blue on the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail south of Akron.
Boardwalk on Summit Lake south of Akron.
A house along the canal north of Barberton.
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail sign in Barberton.
Spring flower in bloom.
Captain Blue on the Buckeye Trail south of Barberton.
Floating above the Buckeye Trail. This makes hiking easier.
Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail south of Barberton.
The Buckeye Trail follows the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Canal boat reproduction in Canal Fulton.
The Buckeye Trail along the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail south of Canal Fulton.
Lock 4 south of Canal Fulton on the Ohio Erie Canal. An operating lock with a lock tenders house.
Painted turtles sunning themselves on this nice spring day.
Cross erected on the far side of the canal for trail hikers to see.
Garter snake sunning himself on the trail.
Close up of Garter Snake of the trail.
Deer Lick Cave in Brecksville Reservation near the junction of the Medina, Akron and Bedford sections of the Buckeye Trail.
Captain Blue along the Cuyahoga River.
Used To Could along the Cuyahoga River.
Entrance to the Bedford Resevation.
Quarry for Berea sandstone north of Egbert Road.
Bridal Veil Falls.
Deer along the Buckeye Trail.
Bridle Trail north of Bridal Veil Falls.
Trail in Tinkers Creek section.
Buckeye Trail along Tinkers Creek.
Ginnie and Dawn on Sulpher Springs Road.
The Buckeye Trail along the Chagrin River.
The ford of Willey Creek.
Sucker fish in Willey Creek.
Sign of spring. Trees are starting to leaf out.
Sign in South Chagrin Reservation.
Former railroad bridge, now a foot bridge, over the Chagrin River.
Gimley and Used To Could in the North Chagrin Reservation.
Gimley and Captain Blue in the North Chagrin Reservation.
Buckeye Trail Association booth at the Cleveland Zoo EarthFest 2011.
Cleveland Zoo EarthFest 2011.
Rick Adamson at the Buckeye Trail Association booth at the Cleveland Zoo EarthFest 2011.
Captain Blue at the Buckeye Trail Association booth at the Cleveland Zoo EarthFest 2011.
Captain Blue getting ready for a day of hiking which will include some road walking.
Captain Blue taking a lunch break in the men's room at Chapin Forest Ski Lodge.
View from the overlook in Chapin Forest. On a clear day you can see Lake Erie from here.
Old South Church on SR-306. Built in the early 1800's.
Gully Brook in Penitentiary Glen. The glen is upstream from here.
Dan, Captain Blue and Francine in the Penitentiary Glen Nature Center. Dan and Francine are park naturalists.
This school house at the on Baldwin Road was built in 1894 and is now part of Lake Metroparks.
Captain Blue takes a break before entering Mentor Marsh.
Lake Front Trail in Mentor Marsh.
The view of Lake Erie from the Lake Front Trail in Mentor Lagoon.
The view of Lake Erie from the Lake Front in Mentor Lagoon.
The Buckeye Trail through Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve.
Captain Blue makes it to Lake Erie.
Captain Blue at the northern terminus of the Buckeye Trail at Headlands Beach State Park.
The northern terminus of the Buckeye Trail at Headlands Beach State Park.
Lake Erie College in Painsville.
The Greenway bike path in Painsville.
Big Creek from Cascade Road.
"Flintstone House" on Cascade Road.
Entrance Road at Girdled Roads.
Trail in Girdled Road Metropark.
Captain Blue in Girdled Road Metropark.
Creek crossing in Girdled Road Metropark.
Camping shelters in Big Creek Metropark.
Buckeye Trail in Big Creek Metropark.
Alpacas on a farm near Big Creek Metropark in Geauga County.
Entering Chardon on the Buckeye Trail.
Easter eggs in front of house in Chardon.
Bridge over a road on the Maple Highlands Trail in Chardon.
DU Fraternity brothers Tom Sari and Andy Niekamp in Chardon in the brewery.
Captain Blue on the Maple Highlands Trail in Chardon.
Entering Headwaters Park.
The Buckeye Trail in Headwaters Park.
Gayle and Jim Wohlken at their home in Burton.
The town of Burton.
Inside the sugar shack in the town square of Burton. Patti Cook on the right.
Sign in town square in Burton.
The Buckeye Trail in the new Burton section.
Cuyahoga River from Pope Road.
Maria's Mural in Old Brooklyn.
Maria and Andy at the mural.
Drew Carey's childhood home in Old Brooklyn in Cleveland.
Flower in bloom.
Maria and Andy outside of Dunkin Donuts.
This was the only tree with blooms in Big Creek Metropark.
Trail in Camp Asbury.
Sleeping cabin at Camp Asbury.
Pond at Camp Asbury.
Headwaters Trail bike path.
West Branch State Park.
Large tree in West Branch State Park.
Flooded section of trail in West Branch State Park.
Captain Blue fording a flooded creek in West Branch State Park.
Captain Blue fording a flooded creek.
Buckeye Trail register box.
Trail in West Branch State Park.
Sign in West Branch State Park.
Captain Blue in Mogadore Reservoir.
Wet trail in Mogadore Reservoir.
Flooded trail in Mogadore Reservoir.
My campsite at Mogadore Reservoir.
Trail along Mogadore Reservoir.
Painted turtle on the trail.
This semi got stuck on Martin Road and blocked the Buckeye Trail.
Sign in front of house on Mishler Road.
The Buckeye Trail goes right by the Goodyear blimp hanger on Wingfoot Road.
Trail in Quail Hollow State Park.
Grain elevator in Hartville.
Portage Lakes State Park.
Osprey next at Portage Lakes State Park.
Ohio Drive at Christman Road.
This intersection marks the completition of the Little Loop.
Riffil's Tavern in Forty Corners along the Ohio Erie Canal.
Ohio Erie Canal Towpath trail in Massillon.
Mushrooms on tree.
Ohio Erie Canal Towpath south of Massillon
John Glenn statue at John Glenn Park.
Captain Blue at the John Glenn statue in John Glenn Park.
Snake swimming in the canal.
Today was card playing day for the lades in the coffee shop in Navarre.
Spring House Tavern marker in Navarre.
Spring near Navarre where mules drank water in the canal days.
The trail goes through this tunnel to go under some railroad tracks near Bolivar.
Ohio Erie Canal Towpath about a mile before Bolivar.
John Boron in Bolivar.
Fort Laurens sign.
Ohio's Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier.
Captain Blue at Ohio's Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier.
Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Lock 9 on the Ohio Erie Canal.
Sign indicating I have joined back up with the North Country Trail.
View of Tuscarawas River from railroad bridge.
Fink Truss bridge over Cotton Creek.
A flooded Cotton Creek.
Mean looking bull in pasture.
View from Brown Hill Road.
Buckeye Trail rock on Dana Road.
Sign for Leesville Lake.
View from Azalea Road.
Trail in Leesville Lake area.
These five young fellow ran up to meet me in the town of Bowerston.
Trail along Tappan Lake.
The Buckeye Trail Association Barn at Tappan Lake.
Tappan Lake Dam.
The water was high at Tappan Lake.
Trillium in bloom.
Trail in Tappan Lake area.
Sign at house on Long Road.
Ray Ferrell on trail around Clendening Lake.
Ray Ferrell on trail around Clendening Lake. Ray in a trail maintainer for the BTA.
Trail along Clendening Lake.
The trail goes by this old boat on Clendening Lake.
Clendening Lake on a rainy day.
Ray Ferrell and Captain Blue at the Freeport Library.
Captain Blue at the Freeport Lock Up. This was once the city jail.
Inside the Freeport Lock Up.
Captain Blue at the Raider Restaurant in Freeport.
SR-799 in Harrison County.
Cow in pasture.
Piedmont Lake on a rainy day.
Covered Bridge Road.
Covered Bridge on Covered Bridge Road.
Pat and Jim Spain at their home on Hoop Road.
Captain Blue at Hoop Road.
Deer crossing the road.
The Buckeye Trail goes through this gate in the Red Hill Farm Conservancy area.
Trail in Salt Fork Wildlife Area.
My half way point on the Buckeye Trail. I have come 722 miles and have 722 miles to go!
Campsite at Barnyard Campground.
Captain Blue at Barnyard Campground.
The trail goes along Fairground Road near Old Washington.
Street sign in Old Washington pointing the way to the Buckeye Trail High School.
The Buckeye Trail crossed this flooded road.
View of Seneca Lake from hilltop.
Doug LeVasseur. Doug is a trail maintainer of the BTA.
Captain Blue at Doug LeVasseur's place.
Horse loose on Buzzards Roost Road.
Crash site of the airship USS Shenandoah.
Dogwood trees in bloom on the trail north of Wolf Run State Park.
Trail north of Wolf Run State Park.
Wolf Run Lake in Wolf Run State Park.
The price of gas was $4.15 in Belle Valley.
Trail near the haul road in AEP lands. The grass was wet from rain. No way to stay dry in this section.
The Buckeye Trail crosses this road in the AEP reclaimed strip mine area.
Eastern Box Turtle.
Trail near AEP Campground K.
Sign for AEP Campground K.
Crossing into a private holding in the AEP lands. Only hikers are allowed.
Captain Blue near SR-78 in the AEP lands. Note the new benched trail.
Campsite in the Onion Run area of the AEP lands.
Onion Run area in AEP lands.
Captain Blue in the Big Muskie bucket in the AEP lands.
Doug at the Big Muskie bucket.
Photo of Big Muskie in action stripping off the overburden to get down to the coal seam.
Tim and Doug LeVasseur in Belle Valley. They are former co-workers.
Tim (left) and his family at Timo's Backyard BBQ in Belle Valley.
Old jeep along road in the town of Belle Valley.
Baby newt on the road.
Road Fork Baptist Church.
Camp site at Road Fork Baptist Church.
Captain Blue at Road Fork Baptist Church.
Brand new hiking shoes. (Merrell Radius)
Hiking shoes after 800+ miles of hiking.
Scallion and Captain Blue at Road Fork Baptist Church.
View from Creighton Road.
Captain Blue at the entrance to Lamping Homestead picnic area on SR-567.
Clear Fork of the Muskingum River on T-103.
Scallion at the sign for Ring Mill campsite.
Our campsite at Ring Mill in the Wayne National Forest.
Scallion at Ring Mill campsite.
Captain Blue eating supper at Ring Mill campsite.
Tadpoles in a vernal pool.
Two toads mating in a vernal pool.
Little Muskingum River
Hiking in waist high grass along the Little Muskingum River.
Scallion negotiating a climb along the Little Muskingum River.
Mushrooms on a tree.
Garter snake on the Buckeye Trail.
Scallions socks attracted a lot of bees.
Camp site along a tributary of Irish Run.
Scallion putting up a clothes line at camp.
Scallion at the cave on Archers Loop.
Captain Blue at the cave on Archers Loop.
Scallion at the natural bridge on Archers Loop.
Sign alerting us to a steep incline.
Trail marker in the Whipple section.
Our camp site at Deucher Baptist Church on County Road 9.
Overgrown trail in the Whipple section. Would you enter this area to hike? We did not.
Power line and trees down in the Whipple section.
Scallion washing up at Jeff Erb's camp. Notice the iron tinted well water in the zip lock bag.
Camping at Jeff Erb's camp.
Picnic table in Jeff Erb's camp.
Scallion making supper at Jeff Erb's camp on Tittle Road.
Captain Blue enjoying a cup of coffee at Jeff Erb's camp on Tittle Road.
Roadside flowers in bloom.
Post Office in Whipple
Maria holding a baby bluebird.
Shooting range on Duck Creek Road.
Barn on SR-821 near I-77.
Scallion at campsite near Keith Creek.
Captain Blue at campsite near Keith Creek.
Geauga County Newpaper Maple Leaf Page 1
Geauga County Newpaper Maple Leaf Page 2
Captain Blue on Center Bend Road.
Triple blaze where the Whipple Loop ends.
Captain Blue andScallion on the porch of an abandoned house outside of Stockport.
Stockport Mill B&B along the Muskingum River.
Drying out our wet gear in the Stockport Mill B&B.
Scallion and the Morgan County Transit bus.
Captain Blue getting a shuttle on the Morgan County Transit bus.
Road sign at start of Newburn Road.
Scallion fording creek along Newburn Road.
Captain Blue fording creek along Newburn Road.
Trail marker on cross carved in stump on Huffman Road.
Scallion at the McVey family cemetery.
Abandoned building on SR-555.
Two Amish boys on a horse drawn cart.
Chesterhill Village Hall.
Trail along Sandy Lane near Chesterhill.
Scallion getting ready to feed an apple to a horse in the pasture.
Scallion crossing a stream on a narrow log.
Stockport Mill B&B. Scallion and I stayed here two nights.
Dog on golf cart in Stockport.
Captain Blue near old tree on Stump Road.
View from high point on Stump Road.
Abandoned house on East Branch Road.
Trail in Burr Oak Lake State Park.
Captain Blue on the iron pipe bridge over Bloody Run in Burr Oak Lake State Park.
Bog bridge in Burr Oak Lake State Park.
Buckeye Cave in Burr Oak Lake State Park.
Trail sign in Burr Oak Lake State Park.
American Discovery Trail marker in Burr Oak Lake State Park.
Burr Oak Lake.
Rainy and foggy night at Burr Oak Lake dam.
Scallion in his tent under the picnic shelter at Tom Jenkins Dam at Burr Oak Lake State Park.
Our camping spot in the picnic shelter at Tom Jenkins Dam at Burr Oak Lake.
Muddy trail through Smoke Rise Rranch near Murray City.
Two ladies riding horses at the Smoke Rise Ranch.
Scallion and Captain Blue at the depot in Murray City.
Scallion and Captain Blue at the Depot in Murray City.
Pontoon boat ride at Tappan Lake at the Buckeye Trail Association annual meeting.
Pontoon boat captain John and his daughter Ashley.
Captain Blue and Claudia & Andrew Bashaw.
Sign on Harrop House.
Claudia and Andrew Bashaw in Murray City.
Salem Road north of Murray City.
Salem cemetery on Salem Road.
This Eastern Box Turtle was taking a nap on the road.
Sign on Salem Road at the border of Hocking and Perry counties.
Trail in Wayne National Forest near Shawnee.
Tecumseh Lake near Shawnee.
Town of Shawnee.
Sign at Shawnee.
Captain Blue and Poppie at SR-664 near Logan.
Bruce "Poppie" Purdy on the Buckeye Trail in the Wayne National Forest.
Eastern box turtle.
Trail markers. Notice the NCT marker being eaten by a tree.
Poppie demonstrating his famous Poppie Slide. Why climb when you can slide?
Captain Blue at SR-93 near Shawnee
Poppie crossing a stream with no bridge.
Harrop House in Shawnee where I spent two nights.
Rocky Myers from Shawnee.
Trail at bottom of Walnut Dowler Road.
Sign at crossing of US-33.
Trail in Hocking State Forest.
Waterfall in Hocking State Forest.
Captain Blue in Hocking State Forest.
My camp site in Hocking State Forest.
My dirty clothes drying out at camp in Hocking State Forest.
Rocky Fork of Big Pine Creek in Hocking State Forest.
Hunters Rock on Big Pine Road.
Climbers check in station in Hocking State Forest.
The trail goes through this crack in the rocks in Hocking State Forest.
Along the trail in Hocking State Forest.
Warning sign in Hocking State Forest.
Monument to Grandma Gatewood at Hocking Hills State Park.
Warning sign at Hocking Hills State Park.
Upper Falls at Hocking Hills State Park.
Swirl hole at Hocking Hills State Park.
Sign at Hocking Hills State Park.
Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park.
Buckeye Trail at Hocking Hills State Park.
Captain Blue at Hocking Hills State Park.
Grandma Gatewood Trail at Hocking Hills State Park.
Cedar Falls at Hocking Hills State Park.
Captain Blue at Cedar Falls at Hocking Hills State Park.
Fire tower at at Hocking Hills State Park.
View from fire tower at Hocking Hills State Park.
BT sign and bridge above Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park.
Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park.
Burgoon Road just past Hocking Hills State Park.
Satellite dish on Goose Creek Road.
Camping on the back porch of the Rice cabin. Oppps.
Captain Blue listening to music.
Byron Guy at the Pretty Run property. Byron is a trail maintainer.
Butterflies on the road.
Lady Run. An abandoned township road the Buckeye Trail follows. It is a stream today.
Clear cut logging area on Lady Run.
Albright Road. An abandoned township road the Buckeye Trail follow.
Tar Hollow State Forest sign.
Spot in Tar Hollow State Forest where a Boy Scout died in 2008.
Tar Hollow fire tower.
Captain Blue at the top of the Tar Hollow fire tower.
Clear cut area just past Tar Hollow State Forest. Note the only tree standing has a blue blaze on it.
Captain Blue singing to the song of "Pressure" by Bill Joel.
Grassy field near US-50 crossing.
Granny's Restaurant on US-50.
Trail in field near Lickskillet.
The town of Lickskillet.
Old log cabin on the way to the SR-35 crossing.
Buckeye Trail tunnel under SR-35 near Richmond Dale.
View of clear cut logging area just past SR-35.
View of Buckeye Trail tunnel under SR-35 near Richmond Dale.
View of clear cut logging area just past SR-35. Notice the only trees left standing have blue blazes on them.
Scioto River from Higbee Road.
Trail in Scioto State Forest.
Mike and Connie Snyder. I stayed with Mike and Connie for three nights.
Buckeye Trail sign in Scioto State Forest.
A store I passed on US-23.
Jeff Yost getting ready to paint some blazes. Jeff is a trail maintainer. He was out maintaining his section when I hiked through.
Captain Blue on the trail just west of SR-23.
Sign in Jeff Yost's car saying he is out maintaining the Buckeye Trail.
Eden Baptist Church on Nipgen Road. It was founded in 1824. The congregation took a proactive stance against slavery.
Grave in the Penniston Cemetery on Nipgen Road.
Overgrown trail as I entered Pike State Forest.
Creek crossing in Pike State Forest.
Jim Sprague trail in Pike State Forest. Jim is a trail builder for the BTA.
Jim Sprague trail in Pike State Forest.
Fallen down tree over the Buckeye Trail in Pike State Forest.
Unmaintained trail in Sinking Spring section.
I am not sure what this is but I didn't want to mess with it.
Faded sign in Sinking Spring section indicating new trail in logging area.
Fort Hill sign.
Picnic shelter at Fort Hill where I camped.
Trail in Fort Hill along dolomite cliff.
Hay field past Fort Hill.
The two three leg dogs on a farm past Fort Hill.
Three leg dog on farm past Fort Hill.
Sign at church in Sinking Spring.
The Buckeye Trail goes through Serpent Mount.
Captain Blue at Serpent Mount.
Marker showing the path of the winter solstice sunrise at Serpent Mount.
Peebles town sign.
My campsite in Larry's yard in Peebles.
Davis Memorial Nature Preserve.
Boardwalk at Davis Memorial Nature Preserve.
Cedar Fork Cave at Davis Memorial Nature Preserve.
The trail goes under this dolomite cliff past Davis Memorial Nature Preserve.
Trail goes through this field past Davis Memorial.
Sign in Mineral Springs.
The trail on SR-781 on the way to Wamsley
Captain Blue at the church in Wamsley.
Bob Hill. Bob helped me get back to the Buckeye Trail when I got lost.
Entering Shawnee State Forest.
Weedy trail in Shawnee State Forest. Most of the trail today was this overgrown.
Animal bones on the trail in Shawnee State Forest. My guess they are from a dog.
Sign indicating trail maintenance in Shawnee is done with a bulldozer. Yes, a bulldozer.
Sign at Mackletree Road in Shawnee State Forest.
Jim and Janet Bolton (mom).
This intersection at Abner Hollow Road and Waggoner Riffle Road marks the southern most point on the Buckeye Trail and North Country Trail.
The Buckeye Trail crossing this closed bridge over the Ohio Brush Creek on Beasley Fork Road.
Ohio Brush Creek.
A glimpse of the Ohio River from this opening in the woods on Gift Ridge Road.
My campsite at Quinn Chapel. Notice how I pitched my tent to take advantage of the morning shade.
Hiking along Martin Hollow Road.
Is this frog on the road playing possum?
Trail in East Fork State Park.
East Fork Lake.
Overnight camping shelter at East Fork Lake.
Sign at East Fork Lake.
View from dam at East Fork Lake.
Area below dam at East Fork Lake.
Captain Blue at East Fork Lake Visitor Center.
East Fork Lake seen from saddle dam.
Snake half in a hole along Elk Lick Road.
Jenny Waters in Batavia.
Large Sycamore tree.
Abandoned Ross Road in Batavia.
Emily at Roads, Rivers and Trails Outfitters.
Captain Blue holding the new trail junction signs.
Trail angel Suzanne at Roads, Rivers and Trails Outfitters.
Joe at Roads, Rivers and Trails Outfitters.
Brian at Roads, Rivers and Trails Outfitters.
Roads, Rivers and Trails Outfitters in Milford.
Triple blue blazes at The Junction in Milford. American Discovery Trail hikers go south on the Buckeye Trail to Eden Park. North Country Trail hikers go north to Michigan.
Little Miami River bike path heading to Eden Park.
The Buckeye Trail goes along this bike path on Murray Avenue in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati police car seen on the way to Eden Park.
Captain Blue at the Buckeye Trail southern terminus sign at Eden Park.
Captain Blue approaching Eden Park in Cincinnati.
Captain Blue meets his cousin Bob Schwieterman at Eden Park.
Captain Blue and Bob Schwieterman at Eden Park.
Brenda and Bob Schwieterman with Captain Blue at Eden Park.
Captain Blue at Eden Park.
Captain Blue and Christine Plepys at Eden Park.
Leaving Milford on the Little Miami River bike path just after a rain storm.
Little Miami Railroad historical marker.
Entering Loveland on the bike path.
Bike path in Loveland.
My campsite north of Loveland on the Little Miami River bike path.
Sign saying Lebanon is five miles away on a side path.
Sign on bike path in Morrow.
Caboose in park in Morrow.
Old railroad bridge in Morrow.
Little Miami River from Morrow.
Little Miami River bike path north of Morrow.
Toad on the Little Miami River bike path.
Canoeing on the Little Miami River.
The path to enter Fort Ancient from the Little Miami River bike path.
Hiking under I-71 on the Little Miami River bike path.
Oakley and Austin Anslinger.
Brent, Amy, Austin and Oakley Anslinger in Orgonia.
View from dam at Caesar Creek State Park.
View of below the dam at Caesar Creek State Park.
Sign to Visitors Center at Caesar Creek Lake.
Caesar Creek Lake.
Oakley and Captain Blue on the back porch of the Day Use Lodge.
My campsite on the back porch of the Day Use Lodge at Caesar Creek State Park.
Day Use Lodge at Caesar Creek State Park.
Furnas Shores boat ramp at Caesar Creek State Park.
Beach area at Caesar Creek State Park.
The trail goes along this saddle dam at Caesar Creek State Park.
Muddy horse trail Caesar Creek State Park.
Muddy horse trail in Caesar Creek State Park.
Sign in Caesar Creek State Park saying the trail contines on horse trails. :-(
Flood debris on the trail in a ravine in Caesar Creek State Park.
The trail goes along this abandoned road in Caesar Creek State Park.
Little Miami River bike path north of Spring Valley.
Sign on bike path north of Spring Valley.
The Buckeye Trail on the bike path south of Xenia.
Entering Xenia on the bike path. Notice how the railroad went right through town.
Courthouse in Xenia.
Crossing the Little Miami River on an old railroad bridge north of Xenia.
Bike path and US-68 between Xenia and Yellow Springs.
Antioch College in Yellow Springs as seen from the bike path.
Passing by Glen Helen on the Buckeye Trail in Yellow Springs.
Cryptic sign on bike path north of Yellow Springs.
Entering Clark County on the bike path.
Crossing to the north of I-70 again, ugg!
Castle Knoll on West High Street in Springfield.
Farm on Rebert Road on the way to Fairborn.
Andy Niekamp of Kettering returned to Deeds Point in Dayton Wednesday June 15 after a four month long trek on the Buckeye Trail hiking more than 1,400 miles. Niekamp started his journey at the statue of Orville and Wilbur Wright located at Deeds Point and returned to the same spot for the finish. Photo by Lisa Powell. Courtesy of the Dayton Daily News.
Andy Niekamp of Kettering jumps for joy as he returns to Deeds Point in Dayton Wednesday June 15 after a four month long trek on the Buckeye Trail hiking more than 1,400 miles. Niekamp started his journey at the statue of Orville and Wilbur Wright located at Deeds Point and returned to the same spot for the finish. Photo by Lisa Powell. Courtesy of the Dayton Daily News.
NCT and faded blue blaze on utility pole on Kauffman Avenue.
Captain Blue at the entrance to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Center.
Wright Brothers Memorial.
View of Huffman Dam from overlook at Wright Brothers Memorial.
Sign at entrance to Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Sonny on his porch in Huberville.
National Museum Of The Air Force from the Buckeye Trail.
Maria in Huberville across from the Air Force Museum.
The Buckeye Trail goes under this Harshman Road bridge in Eastwood MetroPark along the Mad River.
Buckeye Trail in Eastwood MetroPark along the Mad River.
Maria Eastwood MetroPark.
Mike "Scallion" Fanelli posing for a photo.
Getting ready to hike the last three miles starting at Eastwood MetroPark.
Hiking the last three miles on the Mad River bike path with the Fox34/ABC22 news guy filming.
Hiking the last three miles on the Mad River bike path.
Sign indicating one more mile to Dayton!
Captain Blue at the bridge abutment where the Miami Erie canal crossed the Mad River.
The fountains are spraying water at Deeds Point.
Walking across the bridge At Deeds Point.
At Deeds Point. That is my mother with the balloons.
At Deeds Point.
Captain Blue in the Outdoor Recreation office orf Five Rivers MetroParks.
I gave a short speech in the Outdoor Recreation office orf Five Rivers MetroParks.
Blowing out the candles on the cake in the Outdoor Recreation office orf Five Rivers MetroParks.
Question and Answer session in the Outdoor Recreation office orf Five Rivers MetroParks.
Contratulations sign in the Outdoor Recreation office orf Five Rivers MetroParks.