Take a Trail Survey!
Over the next 2 weeks, a group of local, state, and national trail users are being asked, “Why do people leave the designated trail?” Please consider taking this very, very short survey (3-4 questions). The purpose behind this survey is to identify off-trail influences. All surveys are anonymous and information is being gathered for a graduate research paper on trail conservation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at - A. Roeder, Miami University and Project Dragonfly AIP student.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trailmail
Hike In, Pack On, Campout!
Thank you! We reached our goal of raising $5,000 by the Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood Solstice Hike and Campout to expand the number of campsites along our trail.
Coming Saturday, Oct. 24: The Buckeye Trail Association & Premier Races - FULL MARATHON TRAIL RUN on the Buckeye Trail
Experience 27 miles of rugged beauty on Ohio’s Buckeye Trail in Appalachia’s hill country in the first running of the “Run for the Blue Blazes” BTA Marathon. Registration is now open! For more information visit, http://www.buckeyetrail.org/run4blue.php
The 6th Annual E.G.G.S. Hike and Campout at Burr Oak State Park was held in June, in spite of the rain on Saturday! What is an E.G.G.S. Hike? 4 hiking challenges consisting of 20, 40, 60, and 80 miles that need to be completed in 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours respectively to honor a founding member of the BTA and the first female to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, an Ohio native and long time advocate of ultra-light backpacking. For photos and comments on EGGS 2015, visit, https://www.facebook.com/eggshike?fref=ts
Map Survey Request. The Buckeye Trail Association Maps Committee is asking our membership to help determine what direction the Buckeye Trail mapping products take in the future. Your vote counts and can influence how the BTA produces maps in the future! The poll can be found at: http://goo.gl/forms/5WB98LSL5L
Special Offers for BTA Members. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card, www.roadsriversandtrails.com.
There are not enough thank you wishes to go to all of these remarkable volunteers. This work is perhaps not as glamorous as making a trail from a path in the woods, but it is rewarding and vital to the success of the Buckeye Trail. THANKS.
Watch for more Volunteer accomplishments in the Trailblazer and the Loop! Are you looking for ways to help? Our goal is to find you a volunteer position worthy of your unique talents, and one that excites and inspires you. For more information on available opportunities, contact Barry Unger, our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com!