For those of you who missed out last excursion to the Edge of Appalachia, the Ohio Nature Conservancy is teaming up with the Dayton Hikers again to hike the Conservancy’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve. This time, we’re heading into uncharted territory. Well, not really, but we’re going to take a trail that normally isn’t open to the general public.
Pete Whan, senior conservationist at ‘The Edge’ will lead the hike and share some information about the nature of this 16,000-acre preserve. He’s not saying exactly where the hike will go yet, but he promises a beautiful view from the top.
We’ll take a leisurely pace but every path takes some steep climbs at the Edge, so be prepared. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Eulett Center, 4274 Waggoner Riffle Road, at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch, sturdy hiking shoes, water. We’ll be finished by 1 or 2 pm.
Directions to the Eulett Center from West Union, Ohio (intersection of state Routes 41 and 125)
• Take State Route 125 east
• Travel east on SR 125 for about 7 miles toward the village of Lynx
• To get to the preserve office, turn south (right) onto Waggoner Riffle Road, the first road east of the St. Rt. 125 bridge over Ohio Brush Creek.
The preserve office is located at 4274 Waggoner Riffle Road, about 1.2 miles south of SR 125. For more information about the Edge of Appalachia Preserve, including more specific directions, see http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/ohio/placesweprotect/edge-of-appalachia-preserve-system.xml