Photo above: Winter hiking in Bill Yeck Park near Centerville Ohio. No need to hang up your hiking gear just because of the cooler temperatures—winter is actually one of the best times to hike in Ohio. This magical season reveals beautiful views that were once hidden by dense vegetation, adds an occasional covering of snow, … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Go Winter Hiking near Dayton Ohio
Written by Dan S. / Great Miami Outfitters Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. Located in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee, the area boasts over 160 miles of trails along scenic gorges … Continue reading Hiking the Twin Arches Loop Trail in the Big South Fork
Written by Dan S. / Great Miami Outfitters Photos by Krista S. The Little Miami River earned the distinction of becoming Ohio's first designated State Scenic River in April 1969. From its headwaters in Clark County, the Little Miami flows southwesterly for more than 100 miles, traversing five counties before arriving at its confluence with … Continue reading Fall Overnight Paddling Trip on the Little Miami River
Above: Mt Katahdin viewed from Rainbow Ledges, a 16 mile hike to the base of Katahdin. Baxter Peak is covered in cloud. Originally posted by Great Miami Outfitters on September 11, 2015 Posted by Great Miami Outfitters. This is the 17th and last blog entry of his trip. Chris “Pacer” has completed his thru-hike on … Continue reading #17 Thru-Hiking the AT: Thru-Hike Complete!
Above: Perched on a lookout knob on Bigelow Mountain's West Peak...looking east. The photo gives a good representation of how expansive the views are. You have to imagine the clouds, breeze, cool air, and the 360 degree sights -- I felt so small. Originally posted by Great Miami Outfitters on September 3, 2015 Posted by … Continue reading #16 Thru-Hiking the AT: Rangeley, ME, to Monson, ME
Above: Coal-powered rail cog climbing Mt Washington like it did in the 1800s. They only send the coal cog up once a day... the first trip. Biodiesel cogs make trips every hour. A one way ticket is $45. South side of Presidential Range is immediately behind. Originally posted by Great Miami Outfitters on August 26, … Continue reading #15 Thru-Hiking the AT: Crawford Notch, NH to Rangeley, ME
Above picture taken from Lonesome Lake right next to the hut. View of Franconia Ridge... peaks from right to left are Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln (in cloud), and Mt Lafayette (in cloud). Originally posted on August 17, 2015 by Great Miami Outfitters. This is the 14th blog entry of his trip. The … Continue reading #14 Thru-Hiking the AT: Wentworth, NH to Crawford Notch, NH