Backpacking

Moonville

Halloween is getting close , so I’d figured I’d go somewhere haunted. Moonville is an old forgotten town near the Hope furnaces and Zaleski state park.  I came across it from forgottenOhio.com when it was posted to youtube. Instead of the direct route that I found online I decided to Read more…

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Zaleski

Lately I’ve kind of gotten away from backpacking. I’m training for a half marathon with a local MIT group. I’ve signed up to do a triathlon and have been training with a group of triathletes @ Triformance,  Between running and biking , I haven’t got much dirt time in. Zaleski Read more…

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Zaleski North Loop

Tried the north loop for the first time.  It measures 14 miles and does a figure 8 back to the parking lot. I planned on passing the parking lot and hitting the first camp. Within 2 miles I noticed my shoes were a little loose and rubbing a little on Read more…

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Zaleski South Loop

I took a quick day-hike to take advantage of the cool morning and changing leaves. I took a challenging shortcut that ended up not being any shorter. 10.4 miles in 4.5 hours. 2.3 mph moving average. Taking a slower pace allowed me to hear some deer over a ridge and Read more…

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Zaleski South Loop

Took an overnight trip for the first hike of the summer. I only managed 12 miles in about 8 hours between the 2 days. The second day I abandoned the planned hike of the north loop due to sore calves and heat. An overlook about 4 miles in. The same Read more…

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Another trip to Zaleski

Did a quick overnight @ Zaleskis south loop. Walked in 2 miles in the dark through a thunderstorm and made camp. I’m in process of reviewing and testing out a new Garmin 60cx GPS. It has a cool feature of calculating distance and time. My trip was 11.3 miles , Read more…

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Zaleski South Loop

Hiking the south loop with minimal gear. Nothing is really new to review , just putting old gear through the paces. The Tarp Tent Squall 2 did  good job with 50 mph gusts. I plan on doing the whole north and south loop in 2 days sometime before the heat Read more…

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Zaleski Backpack Trail

The first hike of march allowed me to test out a lot of gear. Tent with Neo Air under inflated inside. Tarptent Squall 2 is impressively light and packs down small. It sets up pretty easily with either 1 or 2 hiking poles and 4 stakes. It affords enough room Read more…