Dayton Hikers Winter Hike & Potluck Dinner
On The Buckeye Trail At Caesar Creek State Park
Sign at intersection of N. Clarksville and Middletown Road. Turn left here for the Hopewell Day Lodge.
What: Join the Dayton Hikers group for a winter hike on the Buckeye Trail and potluck dinner at Caesar Creek State Park. Thanks to our donating members we have reserved the Hopewell Day Lodge for the location for our winter hikes and potluck dinner.
Hikes: There will be several hikes to choose from ranging from 3.5 miles to 12 miles in length. Pick the hike that is best for you! Enjoy the beautiful winter scenery of Caesar Creek State Park and the Buckeye Trail. All hikes will use a portion of the Buckeye Trail for their route. The hikes will have varying start times. All hikes will end in time for the potluck dinner.
Hiking Trip List:
12 Miles: http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/events/153982402/
12 Miles: http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/events/153983332/
9 Miles: http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/events/151250472/
6 Miles: http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/events/152741762/
3.5 Miles: http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/events/153986772/
Buckeye Trail: For nearly 1,444 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer. The Buckeye Trail follows wooded footpaths, country roads, within both rural and urban settings.
Hopewell Day Lodge: The perfect place for our winter hike and potluck dinner! It is located right on the blue blazes of the Buckeye Trail! The Hopewell Day Lodge is a beautiful and well equipped place. The lodge includes a kitchen, restrooms, picnic tables, and outside grills. The Day Lodge is located on Middletown Road off of Clarksville Road. See map link below. The lodge is rented all day for our use. This is made possible because of the generosity of our Donating Members.
Potluck Dinner: Bring a dish to share! We will enjoy a hearty meal after a day of winter hiking. Bring a pot of chili, a crock pot dish, side dish, desert or food item to share with the group. Electric outlets, oven and refrigerator are available. Dinner will be served at 4:00pm.
Dress: Dress for the weather! Dress in layers. Boots, hat, gloves, scarf, windbreak layer, and layers for upper and lower body. Wool, silk and synthetic fibers are best. Avoid cotton.
Hiking Gear: Bring appropriate winter hiking gear including trekking poles, gaiters, boot traction devices (YakTrax), day pack, snacks and water.
Bring: For the potluck dinner bring your own tableware. Bring a plate, bowl, spoon, fork, knife, napkins, etc.
Provided: Dayton Hikers will provide coffee, hot chocolate, tea and soft drinks.
Raffle: We will raffle off some cool swag from our sponsors and friends. Anyone who RSVP's yes is automatically entered in the drawing. The drawing will take place at 5:00pm. Winner must be present.
There is no charge for this event. But bring a dish to share. Donations accepted. You can bring one guest. Indicate this in your RSVP.
Map Link To Day Lodge: http://goo.gl/maps/Xs6jQ
Caesar Creek Trail Map: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/Portals/parks/PDFs/parks/Maps/Caesar_Creek/caesarcreektrailmap.pdf
More details will be posted as the event gets closer!
Thank You Raffle Sponsors! Our Generous Sponsors Are: