As a sophomore in college, I bought a book (from the bargain bin, where it never should have been) called 50 Hikes in Ohio by Ralph Ramey that reignited by interest in the woods. I also discovered a trail system immediately east of campus at
, my now two-time alma mater. With this discovery, my hiking career was born. Ramey’s book interested me so much that I began writing about each new trail I hiked. It is that still-growing collection of writings that is presented here. Miami University
While each blog entry is based on my personal experience while hiking the trail, I have tried to make the blog more useful to others by embedding my experience into a more general trail description. I have also included directions to the trailhead, hoping that you might find the same pleasure in hiking many of these trails that I have. Please keep in mind that this is a blog, not a publishable trail guide. Amazon.com is the best source I know for published trail guides. I have written an extensive collection of hiking guide reviews on Amazon; this link leads to a full collection of my Amazon reviews.
I have organized my hiking blog by region. Clicking on a link below will take you to my hiking blog for that region. Once there, you can search the blog using the search box or click on "list of trails" for a table summarizing my hikes for that region. The newer entries have my photos integrated into the trail descriptions and a Google map roughly showing the route of the hike. All distances are estimates, and while I make no guarantee that the information contained herein is accurate, the entries and web information were accurate at the time I hiked the trail, to the best of my knowledge. Enjoy the reading!
Here are links to the other regions of my hiking blog:
Golden Staff Hikes (the best hikes in this blog regardless of geography)