pipestone1991 wrote:Were'd you guys do ur 13-miler at? I only live an hour or so away...
We use a wonderful resource right in our own "back yard" for some of our hiking:
Cuyahoga Valley National Park -- Towpath Trailhttp://www.nps.gov/archive/cuva/planavi ... ioerie.htm
The trial was the path that the oxen walked on when towing barges up the Erie Canal. Consequently, it's very flat. It also runs through places like the Boston Store (restrooms, running water), Peninsula OH, Hunt Farm (running water), etc.
If want to get some hill training, I would suggest the Allegheny National Forest in north-west PA. We camped there two weeks ago. Great trail system http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/allegheny/
Finally, Laurel Caverns Geological Park is 50 miles S.E. of Pittsburgh and has specific programs for Boy Scouts (with certified MB counselors, and rangers certified in Climb On Safely). Heading there the first weekend of Nov. Boys will be working on Geology, Climbing, Forestry MBs.http://www.laurelcaverns.com/BoyScouts.htm
"The only problem with Boy Scouts is, there aren't enough of them." Will Rogers