Program Title:

Thru-Hiking the Buckeye Trail: Things That Will Change the Way You See Ohio

Program Description:

On an 88-day thru-hike of Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp made the most amazing long-distance journey of his life. As he walked his home state through wilderness, farmland, small towns, big cities, rural and urban areas, he discovered Ohio in a way that can be only experienced on foot. Captain Blue‘s stories about the people and places, past and present will change the way you see Ohio. His beautiful photos and experiences will surely inspire you to hike the Buckeye Trail.


Meet Andy at These Events:


January 6, 2018
Buckeye Trail Winter Hike
Caesar Creek Visitor Center
Waynesville, Ohio

Book Signing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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January 20, 2018
Franklin Public Library
Franklin, Ohio

Program & Book Signing
2:00 pm

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January 26-27, 2018
Winter Adventure Weekend
Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky

Program & Book Signing
7:30 pm Thursday

Book Signing
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday

Book Signing 
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Friday

Book Signing 
10:00 am – 2:00 pm & Saturday

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February 9-10, 2018
The Adventure Summit
Wright State University
Fairborn, Ohio

Book Signing
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday

Book Signing
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday

3:45 pm Saturday

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February 15, 2018
Florida Trail Association
Western Gate Chapter 
Pensacola, Florida

Program & Signing
7:00 pm

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March 9, 2018
Dayton Backpacker Campfire Program
Beavercreek, Ohio

Program & Book Signing
7:00 pm

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April 17, 2018
Program and Book Signing
Dayton Metro Library Main Branch
Dayton, Ohio

Program & Book Signing
6:30 pm

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April 27-28, 2018
Buckeye TrailFest Celebration
Athens, Ohio

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For a full list of Andy’s programs visit: www.outdooradventureconnection.com