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Aug 02 2013
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Mt Gilead State ParkNorthern, OH
Northern, OH
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2013
kingsnake
Hiking3.51 Miles 369 AEG
Hiking3.51 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.81 mph
369 ft AEG
 
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I am making it a point that no matter where I go, I do at least one hike while I am there, even if I only have time for a short one. For the exercise, but more for the variety, and seeing what natural (or man-made) wonders other places have to offer.

So, I was in Ohio -- state of my birth (beat Michigan!) -- to see my nephew race USF2000 at Mid-Ohio. After making my plans, I found out my friend Johan would also be racing World Challenge there, which was a nice surprise. As a bonus, the Indy cars would be the main event. I started looking around for something near the town we were staying in -- Mt. Gilead, as everything near the track was sold out -- and saw the state park a mile east. I found a .pdf map ( http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/Portals/parks/ ... arkmap.pdf ), and used that to lay out a route I thought would be about 3.5 miles. The woods are so dense there, that I could not trace a route using MapDex satellite view, so when I got there, I winged it. Hard to get lost, anyway, as the park is maybe one square mile.

Turns out the .pdf map scale is not accurate, and if I had done the full route I planned, rather than cutting it short -- first USF2000 practice was at 0930, and I had to make sure my wife got the "breakfast" part of the bed & breakfast experience ;) -- I would have ended up walking about twice as far as I planned.

It was a nice, if muddy, walk in the woods, marred only by the constant traffic noise from US 42 and Ohio 65, which the dense foliage did little to alleviate.
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