BT Updates as Bernie Makes Ohio

As ADT hiker Bernie Krausse arrives in Cincinnati, we've updated the Buckeye Trail sections of the American Discovery Trail.

BT Updates as Bernie Makes Ohio
Bernie Krausse at the American Discovery Trail sign in Elizabethtown, Ohio - where the Northern and Southern ADT routes converge. Photo Courtesy/Bernie Krausse

Happy Thursday!  

And, Happy 🍻National Beer Day!🍻 to those who observe.

Mini Camping Can Cooler

Bernie Krausse is making big miles of late. Upwards of 30 miles a day! He should be arriving in Cincinnati today. And ahead of his arrival in Central Ohio, we've updated the Buckeye Trail section of the American Discovery Trail.

Ohio Seg 5: Mineral Springs Resort to Pike Lake State Park

Buckeye Trail - Sinking Spring Section

Back in April, we did an extensive piece on this Section of the BT. The hazards, beginning at Waypoint OH5-29, remain, so our recommended Alternative is still in place.

We had a separate detour in place just before the campground at Good Seed Farms (Waypoint OH5-13) due to a bridge that was washed out in flooding.

PURPLE ROUTE - Buckeye Trail Detour

The bridge is now repaired, but the Buckeye Trail Association is still recommending using the detour for the time being as it avoids a busy highway with a narrow berm. In one of its most recent trail alerts, the BTA says they are reviewing this and may make the detour the permanent route.

On a more positive note — new Trail Angel!

Ohio Segment 3: Mt Orab to Shawnee State Forest

Buckeye Trail - West Union Section

We've added a waypoint where a BTA adopter is now caching water for hikers. The property owner is caching water for hikers in a black storage box. "There is a short gravel path leading to the box," he says.

These updates have been made to the Hiking America collection of Maps, Directions, and Gaia GPS data.

Hike Your Hike — John.