Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes

Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes

The First Solo Thru-hike of Ohio's 1,444 Mile Buckeye Trail

Book - 2018
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"When three-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy 'Captain Blue' Niekamp decided to hike the Buckeye Trail, he took on the challenge of his life. On this 88-day adventure, Captain Blue found things he didn't know he had: a Buckeye Trail family who assisted and encouraged him; a home state rich with scenic beauty and history; and the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to travel to Ohio alone and on foot. Readers will enjoy the trail tales of Captain Blue, past and present, and his knack for bringing humor and good-natured reflection to a hiker's experiences in the elements: the cold, snow, wind, rain, heat, and humidity of springtime in Ohio; the physical test of walking for miles every day on a variety of treadways; the unpredictability of nature; the sincere generosity of strangers." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Dayton, Ohio : Outdoor Adventure Connection Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780990354772
0990354776
Branch Call Number: 796.51 Ni
Characteristics: 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Recommended by Brenda: "This was a very enjoyable read, based on the author’s daily blog posts written during his thru-hike of the Buckeye Trail in 2011. I learned a lot about the trail itself, about long distance hiking, and some surprising things about Ohio. The author is a Dayton area nat... Read More »


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