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March Get Together & Gear Swap

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. This is the last Get Together of the season.

6:30pm-7:00pm - Meet The Group & Gear Buy/Sell/Swap. 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.

Gear Swap: Bring in your gently used outdoor gear and clothing. Buy, sell & trade! Get rid of that gear you no longer use. Most of us have a piece or two of gear sitting in a closet or drawer we should part with. This is a great opportunity to find a new home for it. Need some gear? You just might find a bargain!

The Edge Of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio

7:00 pm-8:00pm - Enjoy A Presentation.

Topic: The Nature Conservancy's Edge of Appalachia Preserve System: A True Ohio Treasure

Presenter: Marleen Kromer and Briana Walsh of the The Nature Conservancy Ohio

Presentation Description: Marleen & Briana Walsh will give a presentation on the impressive 16,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve in southern Ohio. They will focus on the importance of the preserve as part of North America’s oldest and most biologically diverse forest systems. With more than 100 rare plant and animal species who make their home within the preserve, and a total of 7 miles of beautiful hiking trails for the public to enjoy, it is critical to protect it from many threats, including unsustainable forestry practices and habitat fragmentation in surrounding areas. Marleen & Briana will enlighten the group on the beauty and history of the preserve and how The Nature Conservancy continues to protect it.

Marleen began working for The Nature Conservancy in 1985 and is the current associate director of conservation helping to develop conservation strategies for the state. Briana has been with the conservancy as the Community Rep. for southern Ohio since April 2012 connecting with supporters in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Adams County.

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.

Suggested Donation
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.

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  • Sharon M

    goof presentation. Nice to see everyone

    April 1, 2013

  • Andrew

    Great get together..Great presentation. Thanks for arranging this. Maybe one day soon I will get down to explore the Edge of the Applachia or any part of the Applachia trails.

    March 28, 2013

  • Marjorie

    Enjoyed the presentation about Adams County.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all so much for joining us for our presentation on The Ohio Nature Conservancy! We had such a great time.

    I would encourage you to join our meetup page to find out about upcoming hikes and volunteer workdays on our preserves:

    Please feel free to contact me if you would like more info on The Nature Conservancy ( or have questions. My email is [masked] and my work # is[masked]-3092. If you would like to become a member visit: It was great meeting such a energetic group of people and I look forward to joining some Dayton Hikers outings this year!!!

    March 28, 2013

  • carol c

    I was glad that my spring break, good weather, and time coincided with this event, my first trip.

    March 28, 2013

  • Jim L.

    Great, had a good time ,enjoy the talk about The Nature And about the land that they
    are buying up

    March 28, 2013

  • Rick S

    learned alot good info

    March 28, 2013

  • Laura

    Enjoyed the presentation by TNC staff, and look forward to hiking at the Edge in the future. The prairies, birds and other wildlife look interesting. And, I am starting to get a name complex, I need to be the other Laura or Laurel :-) to get a prize or be recognized!

    March 27, 2013

  • Terri

    Thank-You for a very nice presentation and gift card! The meeting was very enjoyable!

    March 27, 2013

  • robert r.

    Very informative presentation.

    March 27, 2013

  • Andy N.

    Great presentation by Briana and Melanie of the Nature Conservancy Ohio. I definitely need to get back to the Edge of Appalachia Preserve. I need to check out that wine tour! Thank you.

    March 27, 2013

  • Mountain L.

    Great presentation and prizes too! You can't get better than that!

    March 27, 2013

  • Kathie H.

    Sorry I can't make it. If anyone is in the need of a backpack, I have several to dispose of. Let me know.

    March 27, 2013

  • Andrew

    I am new to this..just starting to collect gear. can never have enough stuff.

    March 27, 2013

  • Dawn

    Court ran late so I'm not going to make it. If anyone was bringing size 18 hiking pants and there are no takers for them at the gear swap, please email me.

    March 27, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I maybe there, my daughter is moving and needs help.

    March 27, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Sorry to have to cancel... I have several large, lightly-used backpacks I wanted to show.... as well as "meet & greet"....

    March 27, 2013

  • Rick S

    I'll be at Gander

    March 25, 2013

  • John Y.

    Sorry, I got scheduled to work and can not make it now......

    March 20, 2013

  • missy

    I was looking forward to this event. Maybe next time.

    March 13, 2013

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