The summary of my last few weeks

Halo came into heat. This is actually good timing since we have a show in a week and a half any my dogs run in a 2-dog event together. Having her in heat at the time would really suck, especially since both are ranked in the Top Ten for that event and this is the…

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Presentation: Bicycling Pittsburgh to D.C.

Coming up tomorrow night (February 5, 2015/7:00-9:00 pm) at True Heights Equipment Outfitters near Dayton is a free presentation via the Dayton Backpacker’s Campfire. Bicycling Pittsburgh to D.C. From the event description: Presenters: Mike and Vickie Staley. You are welcome to join us on our 335 mile bicycle adventure from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. The trail…

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Presentation: Backpacking the John Muir Trail

Another last-minute plug here. I went to a great presentation at True Heights Equipment Outfitters in Dayton, OH the other night and I’ll be going again tonight to watch a presentation from Lucy about her trip on the John Muir Trail. For more information check out the event listing at True Heights Equipment Outfitters. If…

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Presentation: Kayaking the Little Miami Scenic River

If you’re in the Dayton area, or are close enough to consider driving to Dayton, there’s a presentation by the Miami Valley Gear Guys at True Heights Equipment Outfitters tonight about kayaking the Little Miami Scenic River. (note: 10% off purchases tonight as well as craft beer during the event). The LMSR flows a little…

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What brings you to Ohio?

I’ve mentioned recently that I had some changes in my job and personal life that allows me to get on the trail more as well as write here more. One of those questions you get asked in job interviews is where you think you’ll be in 5 years. I hate that question. I hate it…

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A Can of Soup

It started with a can of soup. I was 4 years old.  My sister and brothers were at the cool place they got to go every day while I stayed home with Mom. It was called “school,” but to me it was the greatest place on the planet because it was somewhere I couldn’t go….

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Warrior Hike’s “Walk Off The War”

Last night I attended a presentation by 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Jesse “The Viking” Swensgard. Jesse is a USAF veteran who thru-hiked via the Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” program. The idea behind Walk Off The War is to assist combat veterans transition to civilian life through the therapeutic nature of long-distance hiking. Warrior…

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Buckeye Trail Part 1

I recently moved to southwest Ohio. One of the deciding factors of where we chose to live was the proximity to the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The LMST runs through the town where we live, so it’s easy for us to access the trail without a car. My boyfriend and I both enjoy riding and…

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