The Idea Moves Forward

I've always had a dream to take a long hike on Ohio's Buckeye Trail. It dawned on me during my walks this month that I could turn this dream into a reality.

I am spending the month of February in Orange Beach, Alabama escaping the Ohio winter. My daily routine involves taking a long walk on the trails in Gulf State Park. Walking is a wonderful time for thinking. The more I thought about hiking on the Buckeye Trail the more appealing it became to me.

Spring seems like a good time to start a hike in Ohio. The days will be getting warmer and longer. The weeds won't be grown up. Bugs and humidity should not be an issue. I can enjoy the spring wildflowers and watch the leaves grow on the trees. But hiking in spring means cold nights, lots of rain and muddy trails.

I am excited about my upcoming trek. When I arrived in Alabama on February first I had no idea what my next adventure would be. Now I leave here with a plan. A plan to take a long hike in Ohio on the Buckeye Trail. The questions .... What are my goals of this hike? How long of a hike do I want to take?