I’ve been walking the woods and trails of the United States for the better part of my life.
I’ve hiked the mountains of Colorado, and explored abandoned gold mines in the Mojave Desert of California. I’ve owned property and literally lived in the woods of Ohio.
A few years ago (almost twenty years ago.) I moved to the village of Loudonville, Ohio, and that changed the type of walking I had been doing from trails to sidewalks. Then I discovered the Mohican State Park . The forest is located just to the west of Loudonville, and covers an area of 4525 acres. This is where I now take my morning walks.
The reason I’m telling you all of this is that on April 14, 2017, I will be going to Amicalola Falls in Georgia, and on the 15th will starting to walk north on the Appalachian Trail. The plan is to walk for about 4 hours in the morning or until I get 10 miles, stop for lunch, then do the same in the afternoon for a total of 20 miles each day. If I can do this I’ll be in Marion, Virginia sometime in mid-May. That’s something over 500 miles, and is the short term goal for this year.
Meanwhile, I’ll be publishing this Newsletter, to keep you all up to date, not only on the Appalachian Hike, but also to document my morning walks through the Mohican State Forest.