MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 3rd Annual Buckeye TrailFest is April 24-27, 2014
at Camp Akita
in northwest Hocking County, Ohio,
on the fringes of the Hocking Hills.
We will have a great variety of outings in Hocking, Vinton, Athens, and Perry counties. Outings will include the Hocking Hills, Pretty Run Preserve, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Nature Preserve, Strouds Run State Park and Blair Preserve, Burr Oak State Park, and the Shawnee-area Wayne National Forest. We're also hoping to be able to feature a rappelling session in the rock-climbing area (with comprehensive belays!!). We expect to have a special session for bird-watchers, as well.
Look for the opportunity to have a wide-ranging introduction to all phases of trail planning, construction and maintenance, as well as a wide variety of camping and hiking workshops. We plan to have an in-depth workshop on wilderness first aid, too.
Overnight arrangements will accommodate everyone, no matter what your desires, from a beautifully-furnished indoor room, to a cabin, to RV camping, to primitive camping.
Check out the on-line Athens Outdoor Guide
for much of what is available in the area.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
We need outing leaders, publicists, workshop presenters, campground hosts, photographers, signage, coordinating the silent and not-so-silent auctions, and for a great many other tasks. Suggestions are very welcome for keynote speakers, so please send them in.
John Knouse, TrailFest 2014 Chair, 502.608.2394, email@example.com
Join a trail crew and help build a section of trail.
Learn from the best.
Attend the Buckeye Trail Association business meeting.
Learn how you can help.
Meet hikers and trail maintainers from around the state.
Never hike alone again!