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Old 08-06-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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In exile in Ohio

Greetings all
I have finished my epic road trip (epic trip report will arrive soon), and along the way I managed to get a job professoring for at least a year in eastern Ohio. I have been exiled to the flatlands, and I'm wondering if anyone here knows which areas out here are worth hiking.

Also, feel free to offer your condolences for my banishment. I hope to make it back to the Adirondacks on my vacations, but if I don't find some decent hiking, I'm going to be in serious wilderness withdrawal.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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One thing nice about the flat lands, the mountains will seem grander when you come back home. Godspeed!
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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Don't know how far you are from a forest.

Try: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...db5274609.html

Wayne Nat'l Forest is down by the Ohio and Allegheny Nat'l Forest northeast of Youngstown.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
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How close will you be to Pennsylvania?
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Played by "Old Blue Eyes".
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:02 PM   #7
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Cuyahoga NP has hilly hiking.. Ohio is NOT all flat.

Cleveland Metroparks has some nice trails.

Yes I have hiked in Ohio between Cleveland and Akron..but "Eastern Ohio" gives me no clue where you are

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Right! Ohio is NOT all flat!

It's the only state that is round on both sides and high in the middle!
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:42 PM   #9
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I'm in Oxford, right on the Indiana border. about 40 min NW of Cincinnati. Nowhere near PA. Closer to KY.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:41 PM   #10
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I'm in Oxford, right on the Indiana border. about 40 min NW of Cincinnati. Nowhere near PA. Closer to KY.
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I have finished my epic road trip (epic trip report will arrive soon), and along the way I managed to get a job professoring for at least a year in eastern Ohio
Well Perfessor, I hope that you are not teaching geography!

Sorry...I could not resist.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #11
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Just so long as there are no Nixons or Tin..........
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #12
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Check out the Red River Gorge in central Kentucky and the Daniel Boone National Forest, about 2 1/2 hours south.
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I'm in Oxford, right on the Indiana border. about 40 min NW of Cincinnati. Nowhere near PA. Closer to KY.
You must have really pissed God off!

But congratulations on the job anyway.

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Old 08-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #14
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I'm in Oxford, right on the Indiana border. about 40 min NW of Cincinnati. Nowhere near PA. Closer to KY.
As we used to say in the Army, I think you're S.O.L.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:22 PM   #15
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Professor! Very impressive. Have fun be happy.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:11 AM   #16
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I missed your post - I was wondering if you made it back. I missed your posts. I spent a year in the Midwest. It was very flat and they seemed to keep their trees in Arboretums. It freaked me out. I smoked a lot of weed that year to manage it. I'm hoping that admission is not against forum rules, but really, it was the mid-70's.

I looked at the map, I'd head to West Virginia to the Alleghenies. It's a long trip (at least 5 hrs it looks like) but maybe the closest place to get decent hiking.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:15 AM   #17
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I missed your post too. If it's not too far for you, consider the Knobstone Trail in Indiana:

http://www.in.gov/dnr/outdoor/4224.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knobstone_Trail

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Old 10-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #18
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Not many exciting treks here in SW Ohio. That's why I drive 13 hours each way to the Blue Line . Red River Gorge and Berea Forest have nice hills. The area is known more for caving and climbing.

Oxford is a beautiful small college town. Miami Univ has an excellent Hockey team....always Nat'l contenders. Enjoy your stay!
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I am also in OH near Canton. Pennsylvania is very beautiful and Frank Lloyd Wright's falling water, and the yak (youghegheny whitewater) are 5 hours from you. Hocking hills is @3hours from you. OH has been very industrialized and it is difficult to enjoy a totally peaceful environmen without manmade "IMPROVEMENTS". Best of luck.
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