Is there a long distance hike on the Appalachian Trail or other long trail in your future but you’re not sure where to start? This program will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan a long distance hike. You'll learn trip planning skills about gear, clothing, food planning, resupply methods, shuttles, long-term parking, trail safety, hostels, guidebooks, maps, trail magic and more. Learn some basic resources and tips to get you started on planning your hike whether it is a week-long hike or months-long hike.
Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end four times. Andy is founder and leader of the Dayton Hikers group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton and the Chief Adventure Officer of Outdoor Adventure Connection.