May 5 (Sun) - 2pm - Fritz led a Day
Hike at the Wooster Secrest
28 (Sun) - 1:30pm - Randy
Starner led a Day
Hike on the Holmes County
Trail starting at the Millersburg Station.
Apr 07 (Sun) - 2pm - Larry
H. led a Day Hike at Mohican. The
weather was beautiful and 23 hikers came out to do "HOG HOLLOW".
had the regulars as well as new members, old members, and a number of
out-of-state guests. The hike started at the bottom of the gorge
climbed to the peak of the fire tower. From river level we
six new bridges and a number of board walks built by the Mohican Hiking
Club as we followed the creek up the valley. We then passed thru
woods up to the rear of the old youth camp. Then past a few gas
roads till we came to the base of the 1937 fire tower. A couple
hills, some ups & downs, but a good 2.3 mile hike. After
pictures, and some fire tower climbing it was time to return to the
covered bridge. The return trip was "all down hill" as promised!
of the hikers stayed for supper at the Lodge and we had a great meal in
the Bromfield Room. In case you were not able to join us - you
still do Susan's homework assignment. Log intowww.mohicanadvocates.organd
click on the 13 minute video "MOHICAN THE LONG VIEW" and the 4 minute
video "THE WOODS AT MALABAR". This will tell you how "HOG HOLLOW"
named and show you pictures of the park and fire tower being built.
Mar 17 (Sun) - 1pm - Ken
Cheryl led a Day
Hike at Salt Fork
starting at Horse Camp. [Map]
Mar 03 (Sun) - 10am
- Linda M. led a different
Cuyahoga Valley Nat. Park. On a beautiful snowy morning a group of
avid hikers ventured out from Station Road Bridge, walking on railroad
tracks for about one mile, then entered the woods , hiking the Buckeye
Trail to Ottawa Point for a lunch break then on to Brecksville Nature
Center. Some of the group stayed at the Nature Center and enjoyed the
birds while the others hiked the walking trail back to Station Road
Bridge totaling 7.6 mi. Dinner & fellowship was enjoyed at
Creekside in Brecksville.
Feb 24 (Sun) - 2pm - Marty
S. led a Day
Hike on the Ralph Regula
towpath trail. (12) met at Crystal
Springs parking lot and hike 2.7 miles north and back again.
Afterwards (10) of us ate at the Towpath Restaurant.
Feb 10 (Sun) - 2pm - June B.
led a Day
Hike on Wetmore
Bridle Trail. <Map>
Jan 27 - Larry H. led a hike at Mohican followed by a meal at the
Jan 19-20 (Sat-Sun) 48th Hocking
Hills Winter Hike. We had (11) participate in the weekend. After the
winter hike, we drove over to Burr Oak to split into two deluxe cabins
for an evening of food and relaxation. Sunday morning we took a 3.4
mile hike on part of the Buckeye Trail before heading back.
Jan 13 (Sun) - Winter
picnic, Shady Hollow Pavilion, Sand Run Metro Park, Akron. We had a
morning hike, a picnic at 2 with a Chili Cook-off and Soup Cook-off,
and an afternoon hike.
Dec 7 (Fri) - 6:30pm - Joe
R. led a Night
through a section of Massillon to look at Christmas
Nov 18, (Sun)
- Scott O. led a Day
on the Sippo Trail. Eight hikers met in the Tuslaw High School parking
lot. By 4pm we were seated at the Top of the Viaduct restaurant. By
6:30pm we had returned to Tuslaw High School completing the 9-mile hike.
Nov 4, (Sun)
- Becky S. led a Day
to the Beach City Dam area.
Oct 21, (Sun) - Charlie
D. led a Day
Hike in the CVNP,
starting from the Everett Road Covered
13, (Sat) - Joe R. led an informational stop at the Calmoutier
a hike up through Hog Back Ridge, and supper at Anna Hershberger's. The
hike was "sold out" and everyone enjoyed the great weather, fall
colors, and family style meal with more pie than we could finish.
Sep 23, (Sun) - Janice T.
led a Day
at Southgate Park
Sep 9, (Sun) - 2pm - Larry
& Susan H. led a Day Hike
at Camp Mowhana.
Aug 19 - 2pm - Ken and
Cheryl led a Day Hike at Mill Creek Parkin
Youngstown, the first park district in Ohio, established in 1891.
Twelve people came to the hike about 5 miles on mostly natural
surface, shady trails, deep in Mill Creek gorge, which made it feel
like we were not in a city park. Who would have thought of mink in the
city park? But there are, and June got to see one. The stop
half-way for refreshment at Lanterman’s Mill added to our
enjoyment. Thank you to all who came. Ken and I were delighted to be
able share this gem. And yes, of course, we did have dinner. We went to
Thano’s, a family restaurant.
Aug 4 (Sat) 2pm - Tom
Alexander led a Day
on the Glenmont Trail. Seven met at Glenmont Park and hiked across the
longest covered bridge in Ohio on the Mohican Valley Trail and through
the Bada Pass down into Glenmont. We ended the hike enjoying homemade
ice cream, BBQ chicken and pie.
Jul 22, (Sun) - Greg G. led
in North Canton. We met at the new Glen Oak High School near 1801
Schneider Street and afterwards ate at the Gervasi Vineyard
Italian Bistro. [Map]
Jul 8 (Sun) 2pm - Gary Auman
led a Day
on a section of the Ohio and
Erie Canal Towpath in Summit county. Afterwards they had a covered
dish dinner at Gary Auman's home.
Jun 24 (Sun) 2pm - Monique
T. led a Day Hike at the Wooster
Jun 17 (Sun) 12:15pm - Paul
M. organized a Voyageur canoe ride at
Hinckley Reservation (all 16 seats taken). (Map)
Afterwards they had a picnic lunch and short hike.
Jun 3 (Sun) - 2pm - Donna
at the Botzum parking lot off Riverview in Cuyahoga Valley. (Towpath
May 6, (Sun) - 2:00pm - Dan
& Joyce A. led a dozen
hikers on a 6-mile Day
Hike at Mohican
State Park along the Hemlock Trail. Afterwards we had a picnic along
Apr 28 (Sat) - Eleven of us
joined Boy Scouts from Troop 916 on a Mystery
Hike. Paul organized the
challenges and we had five teams of two.
The winning team was... June & Cheryl.
Apr 1 (Sun) - 2pm
- Twenty-one suspicious hikers showed up at the NJC
Sunday. They had a list of 26 things to find
along the 3 mile trek. Some things on the trail were goldenrod, blue
jays, cardinal, ovenbird, snow shoes, minnow, mayflower, buckeye, bee,
bee hive, and Bigfoot. We crossed over a
suspension bridge that had "Danger, Travel at Your
Own Risk, and we stopped at Spanky's Club House for some
picture taking. It was a great day weather-wise, partly cloudy, mid
60's. When we returned back to our vehicles
around 4:15 pm, everyone had parking tickets from the
NJPD. APRIL FOOLS!!!! Thank
you again for participating in another different type of hike. I hope
everyone enjoyed it. After the hike we sat down in Hog Heaven in
New Philadelphia and ate well and relaxed. May the forest be with
you. - Greg Gottshall
P.S. BEWARE of the TICK Season, we had
4 people who found ticks on them after the hike. Use your repellents
and tuck in clothing and wear light colored clothing when
hiking. With the mild winter, I think the insects may be a little
problem this year.
Mar 18, (Sun) - 2pm - Joe
R. led a Day
at Sippo Park in Massillon.
Mar 11 (Sun) - 2pm - Marty
S. led a Day
on the Ohio Erie Canal. We had about 20 meet at the Craig Pittman Park,
Hudson Drive SW, Navarre to hike up to Warmington Rd. and back.
Afterwards 16 went to El Galeron Mexican Restaurant.
Feb 4 (Sat) 10am ~ 32nd
Annual Buckeye Trail Winter Hike, Findley
~ not a club function.
Feb 4 (Sat)- 6:30pm - Full
Moon Hike led by Paul Mutchler.
Jan 29 (Sun) - 2pm - Greg
Gottshall led a hike with (11)
attending at Johnson's
Woods north of
Hikers, I would 1st like to thank all who showed up for the hike at
Johnson's Woods in Orrville 0n the 29th of January. Twelve people
showed up on that windy day. We walked on a boardwalk that led us
through the preserve of 300 year old trees. We did learn of a specie of
bird called an OVENBIRD. A lot of us had not heard of such bird. It is
also called a Water Thrush and is in the Warbler Family. It gets it's
name from it's nest building, it looks like an oven. Here we made jokes
thinking it was a type of chicken or Turkey served for dinner. We
walked around the preserve a couple of times, different ways maybe a
3mile walk. When we returned back to the parking lot it started to snow
huge snowflakes and covered the ground completely and beautifully while
we sat by a big bay window and ate. We ate at Dravenstotts in Orrville
and had a great time. Thank you again, may the forest be with you. Greg
Jan 21 (Sat) - 9am-11am
start times ~ 47th Annual Hocking
Hills Winter Hike
~ The attendance was down due to the snow and ice storm, but 2,265
hikers still showed up to see the winter wonderland. [5,417
attended in 2010] not a club function.
Jan 8 (Sun) - 1pm - Deb
Berkshire led a dayhike on the
towpath from Butterbridge Trailhead to Canal
Fulton. The group of 17 enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather, but the
size of the group overwhelmed the small staff and limited grilling
the Canal Boat Lounge.
4 (Sun) - 2pm -
Charlie Daigen led a dayhike in the
CVNP, starting at the Pine Lane
Trailhead. We has so many gathered at the trailhead that we split into
two groups. The trail was muddy in areas, but the rain passed east of
us except for a couple brief sprinkles. Afterwards we had a delicious
supper at Fisher's Cafe in Peninsula.
20 (Sun) 1pm - Monique
led a 3+ mile dayhike at Mohican followed by a meal at Local Roots in
6 (Sun) 2pm - Charlie Daigen led a dayhike at Chapin Forest
Reservation in Lake County. Seventeen members turned out for this hike
of about 6.5 miles through wooded terrain. A highpoint was the overlook
where we viewed the downtown Cleveland skyline, which is 18 miles away.
The sunny day, crisp autumn weather, and great fellowship made this a
really enjoyable event. Dinner afterwards at Smokey Bones restaurant
was mostly good (great food/poor service at checkout time).
23 (Sun) 2pm - Larry
H. led a group
of 15 on a hike at the
Hunter Tree Farm near Nashville, OH. Afterwards we ate at the Bags
Sports Pub in Millersburg.
18 (Sun) - 2pm - Donna
Zintek will led a hike at
Alderfer-Oenslager - 6100 Ridge Rd. in Medina, OH
(Sun) 2pm - Day hike
to Adam's Run (Hampton Hills Metro Park) led by June B.
21 (Sun) - 2pm
- Janice T. led a hike on the Salamander Loop Trail at the Brecksville
Reservation Nature Center.
7 (Sun) - 2pm - Ken
Cheryl led the Doughty Gorge hike with 19 attending.
most of the group headed into Millersburg for supper at a Bags Sports
24 (Sun) - 2pm - Gary
Auman - "walk on water" hike at Summit Lake.
16 (Sat) - 7:30pm - Paul &
Linda led a moonlight canoe trip starting at
Bike Shop, Lake Ave. Trailhead, in Massillon.
10 (Sun) - 2pm - Ken
& Cheryl led a trip to Oak Hill - Plateau Trail Hike in
5 (Sun) - 2pm - Marty
Smith led a hike on the Ohio Erie Canal, followed by a picnic dinner at
15 (Sun) - 2pm - A hike
of all the TWC trails led by Becky Soehnlen. Twelve
participated on a 4.5 mile hike of The Sugarcreek, Fox Creek, and
Pioneer trails. Though a steady rain fell, the temperature
degrees and no one wanted to end early. The wildflowers were
bloom but rain-drenched. The trees and forest floor was lush
green and lots of moss and cool fungi covered stumps and
One hiker was “slip-sliding away” on one of the
we hoped she was not bruised too badly as a result.
enjoyed dinner at Campasino's near Strasburg.
1 (Sun) - 2pm - Day hike at Isaac
Walton led by Fritz and Alice Schmitthenner. There were 14 on
hike in Izaac Walton forest on Sunday, May 1st. We started
following up a side valley full of spring flowers including trout lily,
wild ginger, 4 kinds of violets and some large patches of the great
white trillium. We then hiked along the upper slope of the
with some good vistas of the upper valley. We crossed the
and hiked up the other side of the valley along a beech slope with some
large oak trees. The next part of the hike was along the west
side and north sides of the property through recently thinned woods,
some recent clear cut areas and finally along pine plantations to the
bluff overlooking Cedar Run. The slope of the bluff had some
large trees. We dropped off the bluff and followed the flood
plain for a while then doubled back to the upland. We
spring run, past a wheel chair hunter blind to an old house place with
a large patch of myrtle, an old bank barn site, a farmhouse foundation,
some very large Wisteria vines growing up to the tops of the trees,
another wheel chair hunter blind, and an old spring. We
the spring run back down to the bluff and followed the bluff to the
Christmas tree road which took us back to the cars. It was a
peaceful hike in the woods enjoyed by all. We ate at Jakes in
Wooster after the hike.
16 (Sat) - 6:30pm the Mutchlers
led an adult "FULL
on the towpath.
3 (Sun) - 10:00
& Paul led a different
in beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park starting at Station Road
Bridge parking lot.
20 (Sun) - 2:00pm
- Day hike at Wooster Memorial Park led by Donna Zintek. Dinner was
enjoyed at Jakes
6 (Sun) - The winter picnic
in CVNP led by Paul and Dan turned out to be a grand time. There was
just enough new fallen snow to make the park a winter
After getting roaring fires going in the 2 fireplaces we set out for
the first hike. The morning was quiet and serene, perfect
for a winter hike. The chili/soup competition was a lot of fun. Judy's
southwestern chili won first place, with Dan's soup hot enough to
warrant the fire extinguisher. After lunch was the afternoon
hike, Paul stayed back to keep the fires going. The snow
ledges, trees, and all the icicles, were stunning, and the two deer we
spied lying in the snow watching us added something special. The fires
made for a cozy atmosphere where we ate leftovers, played cards, and
enjoyed each other’s company. Perfect ending to a perfect
day. Special thanks to the Mutchlers for the time and effort
into this special day.
(Sun) - Ken & Cherly led a day hike at Quail Hollow State Park,
16 (Sun) - Sippo
Lake hike led by Joe
instructed the ladies on proper yoga technique as Harold (the cat)
wondered "who in the world are these people!???" Joe's
pizzas were out of this world, his home was a cozy, fun 1950's abode
and I can't thank him enough for having all of us there. The hike was
even fun! Temperature was around 26 with beautiful blue sky
color of Joe's wallpaper) and white puffy clouds. It was a well