Join the Dayton Hikers group for an informal get together at Gander Mountain in Huber Heights. The Gander Mountain meeting room is reserved for our use from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
6:30pm-7:00pm - Meet The Group. Come meet members of the group in a relaxed atmosphere. Mingle with your hiking pals. Meet new friends. New members are welcome to attend. Bring a friend. Go shopping! Enjoy some coffee, hot chocolate, tea and snacks.
7:00 pm-8:00pm - Enjoy A Presentation.
Topic: The Miami -Erie Canal – A Mid-1800's journey from Cincinnati to Lockington and beyond..
Presenter: Preston Bartlett
Presentation Description: The Miami -Erie Canal was the reason for the birth of small towns all along the canal from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. Started in 1825 and finished in 1845, the canal provided opportunities for many people. The evenings presentation will focus on how the canal work and the impact it had from Cincinnati to through Middletown and Dayton to Lockington. Preston will answer those questions that we have such as: "How did the canal go across rivers and creeks?" "Were there different kinds of boats and if so what did they look like?" "How did a lock work?" "Where did all the water come from to feed the canal and the locks?" Come ready to ask questions and challenge Preston Bartlett, who will be giving his first talk on the Canal. Preston is a volunteer trail maintainer for the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) and maintains a 3 mile section of trail with his brother.
8:00 pm-9:00pm - Go Shopping. Get A 20% Discount! All Dayton Hikers members will receive a special 20% discount on their hiking gear, backpacking gear, camping gear, footwear and apparel purchases at Gander Mountain this evening. Stock up on outdoor gear. To get the 20% discount you must RSVP "yes" and show a Dayton Hikers card to the cashier. If you don’t have a card you can get one the evening of the Get Together in the meeting room. This discount is not available to the public so make sure you RSVP "yes". Gander Mountain closes at 9:00pm.
There is a suggested donation of $1 per person for this Get Together. Your donation will help offset the annual cost of the DaytonHikers.Org Meetup web site. The donation is just a suggestion and is not required.
I hope to see you there!
Any Questions? Have an idea for a future get together? Contact Andy Niekamp.